A Takamine cutaway in for new frets. Check out the video below for the removal of the old frets and the above photo is truing of the fingerboard in preparation of the new frets.
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Videos from the daily vlog of pulling the old frets and then leveling, crowning and fret end dressing of the new ones.
It's been a mini run of early vintage Gibson archtops in the shop lately, and by a run I mean two (see the 1957 Gibson ES-175). This L-7 is in for new frets, new tuners and a K&K acoustic pickup.
You can really see Gibson's early banjo styling carried over in the headstock and fingerboard inlays.
Below is a quick video breaking down the guitar and pulling the frets.
Heavy fret wear on a Martin that is well past leveling. I'll pull these frets and prep the board for new frets.