May 17, 2010

I finished sanding and buffing the finish and moved on to fret install.


I’m installing up to the 13th fret, dabbing a little water and white glue into the slots and pounding the frets in on the vise.  100517fretinstall2

I was a bit worried about the lacquered binding and the inlay, but both held up very well under mad hammering.

I installed the tuning machines as well.  I need to devise a secure surface to pound in frets 14 through 20 so as not to flex or break the fretboard overhang.