Status Updates posted by tomteriffic
I can't seem to get an answer I can trust from anybody around here (and I have a former builder for Santa Cruz living across the street, so...) so I'll ask you.
If I were to send a piece to you for a refret, would you need the whole guitar? It's a Frankenstrat I built in the early 1980's on its second paint job, yada yada. The neck, I think, had had it's fret slots cut too narrow in the first place and the thing has had a back-bow since day one. When I string it up with 10's, with no tension on the truss rod, it comes back to dead flat. I played the snot out of it this way for years and years and it's due for a refret, willy-nilly. But, would a refret, at this point, assuming a proper tang/slot relationship, fix the back bow?
Ebony slab board, flatter than typical radius (12"??) abalone dots, brass side dots, oil finish.