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Fretwork Mastery Guitar Course Part 2

Guitar Fretwork Mastery Part 2

Guitar Fretwork Mastery Part 2 is available exclusively to members of The Luthier’s EDGE

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Guitar Fretwork Mastery Part 2:
Fret Leveling, Crowning, & Polishing

What Is “Guitar Fretwork Mastery Part 2”?

Guitar Fretwork Mastery Part 2 is the second installment of a multipart online video course which along with Fretwork Mastery Part 1 is designed to help you deliver better playing, more stable, and more consistent fretwork on your guitars.

  • Preparation & Installation: Part 1 focuses solely on the preparation of the neck, fingerboard, fret slots, and frets; as well as the special techniques for installing the frets themselves.
  • Leveling, Crowning & Polishing: Part 2 focuses on leveling the frets with a compound radius technique, accurate fret crowning, and how to polish the frets and fret ends for a flawless look and feel.
  • Go Beyond Step-By-Step: The course is carefully and thoughtfully laid out to help you improve the fret work on your next guitar by going beyond just the typical step-by-step instruction, and explaining in simple terms the forces at play behind the scenes.
  • Improve Your Fretwork: By gaining a deeper understanding “WHY” as well as learning time-tested techniques and secrets, you’ll be empowered and better equipped to more easily and precisely prepare and install one of the most important parts of your guitar – THE FRETS.

Add “Great Fretwork” To The List of Freatures On Your Next Guitar!

Guitar Fretwork Course - Tom Bills Master Luthier“If you’ve been building guitars for any length of time you probably know that the quality of the fretwork can make or break your guitar.

Even though your guitar might sound amazing, if your fretwork is NOT absolutely perfect, the great sound doesn’t really matter! The player won’t feel comfortable and it won’t become his favorite guitar.

I created this new course to give you my tricks, techniques, and secrets that I spent many years developing and perfecting, and that I still use on my guitars today with great results.

With these same techniques that I will be showing you, I have been able to meet and surpass my client’s expectations consistently from guitar to guitar, year after year, and even beat the PLEK on three different guitars tested over a three year period!

Here’s just a few things you will be learning in part 2 of this course:

  • Fretwork Tools: We start by discussing each tool you need to do great fretwork with a focus on the specific tools used in the course.
  • Compound Radius: Then I show you my secrets for easily executing a perfect compound radius and discuss its importance in obtaining the best playability for your guitar.
  • Fret Crowning & Polishing: Next I reveal my systems for maximizing the beauty and feeling of the frets while preserving the perfect playing surface.
  • And Much More: There is so much more that I can’t cover it all here…

 
I believe this will be a lot of fun and will help you build better and more playable guitars!“- Tom Bills – Master Luthier

Course Outline: Fretwork Mastery Part 2

Section #1: Introduction, Tools & Set Up

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Section #2: Fret Ends – Cleaning & Prep

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Section #3: Fret Leveling

Guitar Inlay Routing

Section #4: Fret Crowning

gluing inlay

Section #5: Fret Polishing

engraving inlay

Section #6: Final Touches

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Want To Learn Techniques To Do Better Fret Work?

Quickly & Easily Learn How To Improve the fretwork, Playability, & Set-up Of Your Next Guitar.

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Videos are broken in to short bit sized pieces for better retention of material, more convenient viewing and to assist in easier future reference.

No need to scrub though long videos, with just a couple clicks you can find just the information you need and get back to preparing and installing your frets.

Start Learning To Master Guitar Fretwork Today!

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About the Author

TomTom Bills has been hand crafting one of a kind custom guitars for the top players and collectors around the world since 1998. Tom is also the author of the guitar making book/DVD set - The Art Of Lutherie - published by Mel Bay, and has written for and been featured in may publications both in print and online as well as several television and film spots. You can view and learn more about his guitars by visiting his website: tbguitars.comView all posts by Tom →

  1. Ron
    Ron11-17-2017

    Thanks for making the world a better place !

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