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Hi There, Just wondering what the "average" cost would be to repair the old fretboard on a 1960's J45 so I can get an idea before I take it to a repair shop and they try to quote me 10k (jk but you get the picture). The neck and other parts are in good shape, that is the only thing on it that needs help from years of playing. I would want the same wood (if anyone knows what they used in 1964 off the top of their head please let me know that as well) as a replacement. Thanks!
Hello, I believe it's time to replace the frets on my 1998 Gibson EC-30 Blues King. I'm the 2nd owner since 2003 and the frets were redressed a few times over the years.I'm not a professional player but I play almost every day. The 3rd fret on 1st and 2nd string have the most wear and it is noticeable on G and C chords that the guitar sound a bit out of tune. Also, I started using heavier gauge strings (012-053) with D standard tuning and it seems that these chords sound even more out of tune with this setup. So, I have measured the frets with a digital caliper in different points, and the last frets on 6th string measure 0.99mm height and about 1.90 width. Obviously this is that less used region of the fretboard. The 3rd fret measured 0.78mm height. I could not find the original fret model for this guitar. Does anyone know? I'm considering going with stainless steel frets. Any brand recommended for Gibson acoustic?