Posts Tagged ‘backbow’

  1. What is a Fretdress?

    February 18, 2011

    From time to time you may notice your guitar will start to buzz when fretting. Mostly, this will occur between frets 7-9 or above the 12th. You may take it to a repairer and have them tell you it needed a “fretdress”.

    Not wanting to sound uneducated you enthusiastically agree. To which they take your guitar and walk into their back room ne’er to divulge their practice.

    Of course you pick it up and then faint at the bill.

    A fretdress, is a solution to the problem of uneven frets. Sometimes (due to a wide variety of factors, ranging from humidity to climate to tension over time etc etc) the neck will sweep into an: (more…)


  2. Full and Partial Refret

    January 10, 2010

    What is a Refret?

    Of all the repair and restoration work we do here Back-Bow Levels and Back Bow Refrets would have to be one of the most common jobs.

    We do a backbow partial refret if:

    •    The first few frets are worn very low due to constant playing.
    •    The angle of the neck to the body is too acute. So instead of resetting the neck, a back-bow partial refret is a cost   effective solution.
    •     The neck is in a sharp up bow and it will take more than just a Backbow Level to fix the problem.
    •    Necks warp and twist for a variety of reasons and if a backbow level is not enough then a backbow partial refret can be. (more…)