4001 refret before and after

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4001 refret before and after

Postby (tomaxl22) » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:06 am

Hi, :D

I have heard and read a lot about the complexity in refretting a 70ties 4001, does anybody have an experience from that and can share?
The goal would be be to get it as identical as possible to the original, intact binding, fingerboard, laquer etc..
(Obviously a luthier will do the job )

Would also be great if you could share some before and after photos to be able to exactly compare.

Please advise,
thanks
Thomas
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Re: 4001 refret before and after

Postby (radapaw) » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:52 am

I'm under the impression that if you want to do it as 'correct' as possible then you're looking at a full refin as the frets go in before finish. I think most folks settle for some witness lines at the board/binding, which could be nearly invisible. I also would guess that the majority of refrets loose the fret end nibs.
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Re: 4001 refret before and after

Postby (tomaxl22) » Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:11 am

radapaw wrote:I'm under the impression that if you want to do it as 'correct' as possible then you're looking at a full refin as the frets go in before finish. I think most folks settle for some witness lines at the board/binding, which could be nearly invisible. I also would guess that the majority of refrets loose the fret end nibs.



ok thanks, guess that the best option is what you are referring to, can you please explain a little more what "witness lines at the board.." is (..as my native language is swedish )?

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Re: 4001 refret before and after

Postby (jps) » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:51 am

That means you will see the difference between the old and new finishes where the two meet.
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Re: 4001 refret before and after

Postby (tomaxl22) » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:43 am

jps wrote:That means you will see the difference between the old and new finishes where the two meet.


aha ok thanks for clarifying
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