Frets :: Chubbuck Rogue 005

The bridge is glued on and the neck is ready for fretting.  I picked up a Taylor "Fret Buck" reproduction by Stew-Mac (pictured below) to test out.  The "buck" adds mass and supports the fingerboard extension when knocking in the frets over the body.  In the past I have hand-held a steel block under this area with one hand and tapped in the frets with the other.  Nothing wrong with either method.  The fret buck is great, but it's a little intimidating installing such a heavy piece of cast iron on your newly finished guitar!

Note this will be one of the first builds to come out of the new shop.  Very exciting!

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