I am pleased to announce that the Fretwork course with world renowned luthier, Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars, is now available via my website. There is a bunch of great information in this course that will make your new fret or re-fret the best it can possibly be. Michael shows everything he has learned in his 25 year career! This is the most comprehensive course i have seen on the topic. Even hard to find information about compound radius fretboards, hemispherical fret ends and compression fretting are included!
Learn about:
Diagnosing the problem
Coming up with a plan
Partial or complete re-fret?
Removing frets
Fretboard geometry
How to level and radius the fretboard
Proper amount of relief
Preparing and cleaning fret slots
Fretboards with inlay
Types and sizes of fretwire
Hemispherical fret ends
Compression fretting
Removing the tang for use on bound fretboards
Hammer or press frets in?
How to install, level, recrown and dress frets
Clamping techniques
Dressing Compound radius fretboards
To glue or not to glue? What type of glue?

For a limited time, we are offering a 10% off promotion for the launching of this exciting course. 

Learn professional fretwork from one of the world’s leading luthiers. Happy Fretwork!

I am currently accepting reservations to come and build a guitar with me in 2021 and they are filling fast. Contact me to reserve your spot.      

If you are interested in learning to build guitars or just want
to see how I build my guitars then schedule a class with me.
If you are in need of a concert quality classical or steel string
guitar then let me know as I would love to build a guitar for you.

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