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This course is also part of our Guitar Technician Program

Description

Learn to execute a professional quality re-fret on your own guitar, bass or other fretted instrument in this hands-on workshop.

This skill is a must for the guitar builder or guitar repair technician.

This workshop is ideal for the musician or roadie, or anyone interested in working on stringed instruments.

Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments to re-fret.

If the student is unable to bring their own instrument to re-fret please contact us in advance to arrange for the school to provide one for use during this course.

 

Details
  • Class

    Class size is limited to 8 students.

    Course is taught in a professional guitar service shop equipped with 8 individual workbenches stocked with specialized tools necessary for the course work.

  • Fee

    Course fee includes instruction, reference materials, use of a workbench and all shop supplies necessary.

  • Materials

    Students are encouraged to bring an instrument to work on in this course.

  • Schedule

    Courses are offered with a varying number of completion hours.

    Longer courses offer more hands-on time with guidance from the instructor.

    Shorter courses are perfect for those who prefer to work on their own at home.

  • Workshop Safety

    While we make every effort to keep the CSGM workshop clean it can be dusty and at times noisy. We recommend hearing, respiratory, and eye protection be used when working in the shop. We have this safety equipment available for use or purchase when in class and it is the students responsibility to exercise diligent use of these safety measures.

  • Instructors

    Ian Schneller read bio

  • Location

    1240 N. Homan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois 60651   Map

  • Registration

    Register online, in person, or by phone: 773.489.483 . Cash, credit card or a personal check are accepted. Registrations are final and non-refundable. Payment credit is transferable.

     

This hands-on training workshop presents comprehensive lecture/demonstrations of the techniques required to execute a professional quality re-fret on a guitar, bass or other fretted instrument.

This course will address all types of fret jobs, including bound and unbound boards, finished vs unfinished, different wood types, fret sizes, playing styles and the pros and cons of various tools.

Students will be guided through each step of a re-fret and will execute the process themselves on their own instrument with guidance from an experienced luthier.

* If the student is unable to bring their own instrument to re-fret please contact us in advance to arrange for the school to provide one for use during this course.

Topics include:

  • Instrument assessment
  • Nut and fret removal
  • Fretboard and slot preparation
  • Binding considerations
  • Fret selection
  • Fret cleaning
  • Fret rolling
  • Fret measuring and cutting
  • Fret installing and gluing
  • Fretboard clean-up
  • Fret leveling
  • Fret beveling
  • Fret crowning and polishing
  • Nut re-installation (or making a new nut)