Haywire Custom Guitars
Haywire Custom Shop Guitar Neck Refretting Option
Most guitar players really don’t give a lot of thought about frets, though they can influence both tone and playability. Instead, most players will view the frets as an integral part of a guitar’s fingerboard. If a guitar has a smooth, playable neck that allows you to bend notes, do hammer-
1)-Some notes refuse to sound properly or sustain any more
2)-If you wear your frets too low and produce ruts
3)-Getting fret buzz and inaccurate intonation
4)-Bending strings? Do they scrape against the wood?
Standard Nickel/Silver Guitar Fret Wire
In some cases where it is not reasonable to replace the whole neck it could be that a partial or a full re
We offer only quality fret wire drawn from the finest 18% hard nickel/silver to give long life with steel strings. The composition of this fret wire, while called “nickel/silver”, contains no silver at all. The ingredients are brass and nickel. Apparently, 18% nickel is sufficient to make brass look silver! For general reference we use Dunlop’s fret numbers.
Fret size has a great deal to do with the action of your guitar. Low frets put your fingertips right on the fingerboard with little room to squeeze the strings out of tune or to get under them for bending. Tall frets are the opposite. The width of the fret determines the amount of wear that can be expected before leveling and re-