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  1. Newport Pro Refret Cost?

    What a kind offer! But it would miss me. Miss me terribly. It would sob. You would pick it up to comfort it, and It would wail in your hands. I couldn't possibly have all its inconsolable suffering, and your burden of trying to ease that awful pain, on my conscience. Nope. Couldn't do it.
  2. Newport Pro Refret Cost?

    Roughly, how much can saving those nibs add to a fret job, murkat?
  3. Newport Pro Refret Cost?

    This guitar is eligible for a partial refret, but possibly saving only the 6 or 7 upper frets. This fellow rode the whole fretboard. I understand knocking off the nibs during a refret. I'd like to keep that factory character, though.
  4. Newport Pro Refret Cost?

    So I've no reason to fret if I keep this critter and send it to murkat? 😆 Good to know. This Newport was the guy's daily player for 18 years. The frets are really chewed through, but strangely there's no wear at all of the neck finish. I'd really like to preseve it's factory appearance, including those binding nibs.
  5. Newport Pro Refret Cost?

    Plus the time to find good local luthier, and more finding time and shipping charges failing that. This guitar will then press the upper bound of Newport Pro sales prices. Unfortunately the more I noodle on it, the more it becomes the cute, playful pound puppy....
  6. Newport Pro Refret Cost?

    Thanks for the tip, DaveL.
  7. Newport Pro Refret Cost?

    Sometimes nothin's easy. I bought a very nice 2000 Newport Pro on Reverb for a good price. The described "slight fret ware" turned out to be significant - frets 2 through 12 are significantly flattened, and frets 5 through 9 are shockingly dished under the G string (someone must be selling wound Gs coated in diamond dust). It's beyond leveling and recrowning, unless I want really flat frets, and especially if I want to preserve the fret pips in the neck binding. So my question is: about how much will a refret by a good luthier cost?
  8. Happy birthday .

    Happy Day After Your Birthday, Trish. Hope it was wonderful and fun. And involved chocolate.
  9. Check out my bands xmas song.

    The Wife Who is a Christmas Conneseur likes it. So do I.
  10. I was going to ask "why would a cat piss in a guitar case." But then I recalled the time some random neighborhood cat sprayed a small artificial Christmas trees on our front porch, and the answer came to me - because it can.
  11. Korina Artist?

    Anyone here live in the Denver area? https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/2006-hamer-usa-artist-korina/6376583867.html Best value I've seen so far for a natural Korina Artist (thanks to the HFCER who posted this in the For Sale forum, and which got me thinking about a Korina Artist in the first place.)
  12. Looks like it was a donor car. Witness the restored-looking Bronco in the background..
  13. Korina Artist?

    Thanks, scottcald!
  14. Korina Artist?

    Thanks, mrjamiam. I read this about 20 minutes too late!
  15. Korina Artist?

    Thanks, burningyen. That's a helpful audiopoint.