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Classical Refret

This is a cool old Pan classical guitar.  I has a quirky lacquered fingerboard that just doesn't feel right.  My job is to sand off the old lacquer and refret the board. This is a cool old Pan classical guitar. It has a quirky lacquered fingerboard that just doesn't feel right. My job is to sand off the old lacquer and refret the board.
The first step is removing the old fret wire. The first step is removing the old fret wire.
Next, I sand down the old lacquer and reprofile the fingerboard.  Cutting in the proper amount of relief is crucial at this step. Next, I sand down the old lacquer and reprofile the fingerboard. Cutting in the proper amount of relief is crucial at this step.
The wood we found underneath the lacquer was striking.  Given the option to keep the natural grain of the board or ink it to a more traditional black, the owner chose to keep it natural.  I approve. The wood we found underneath the lacquer was striking. Given the option to keep the natural grain of the board or ink it to a more traditional black, the owner chose to keep it natural. I approve.
New fret wire is hammered in  New fret wire is hammered in.
The new frets are now leveled. The new frets are now leveled.
The frets are then crowned, beveled and polished.  Then a few coats of linseed oil is applied The frets are then crowned, beveled and polished. Then a few coats of linseed oil is applied.
The gaps under the fret ends are filled will hot stick lacquer. The gaps under the fret ends are filled with hot stick lacquer.
The lacquer is leveled and polished for that perfect feel. The lacquer is leveled and polished for that perfect feel.
fin That's all there is to it.

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