The fret ends all along the fret ends were loose and lifting so I hammered them back down. This fret was stubborn and would just pop back up like a diving board so it needed to be glued and clamped into submission.
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glue down frets
Poor fretwork is to be expected on a guitar that currently retails for $180*. A bunch of fret ends were loose and caused all sorts of buzzing. Here I'm using superglue and clamps to make them sit back down. A very cool guitar once you sort out the factory's hasty setup work.
*this is a 1st generation '51 with the current reissues retailing $180.
Loose frets :: 1960's Teisco May Queen
Just about every fret end on this neck is "sprung" and needs to be glued and clamped back down. Not ideal, but it will hopefully make it more playable and save the player some cash on a total refret (which it could use as the frets are fairly low).