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Shaping Frets After Bindng


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I'll try to be more specific.

I have binidng on the guitar already.

I have the fret tangs cut to allow for the the binding.

The only thing is the correct width of the fret and the shape of the edge of the fret.

Should I hammer the fret into the fingerboard and THEN shape the end or do the shaping first, then hammer it in?

The fret end is going on top of the binding.

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I'll try to be more specific.

I have binidng on the guitar already.

I have the fret tangs cut to allow for the the binding.

The only thing is the correct width of the fret and the shape of the edge of the fret.

Should I hammer the fret into the fingerboard and THEN shape the end or do the shaping first, then hammer it in?

The fret end is going on top of the binding.

Fret then shape, you could use a sharpening stone, file or sand paper and block to shape a side at a time with a few sweeps.

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Install, then sand/file is the norm. it "can" be done before install, I know someone who has, but just saying it, paints a bad picture in my mind... I wouldnt to it.

My friend had to because the fretboard was custom airbrushed without frets installed, and coulnt risk damaging the paint.

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