This sweet 27 year old Sadowsky J-bass has been through the shop before and this time in for some high / loose frets. Before leveling the frets, I glued and clamped down all of the frets to ensure they did not move. On rosewood fingerboards my glue of choice is thin superglue. This was a finished maple fingerboard so superglue can make a mess quickly. I opted for slightly thinned down yellow glue to penetrate down into the slot and easily clean up. Now the frets are ready to be leveled, crowned and polished. This player prefers electric guitar action (ie low) so precise fretwork is critical.
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A brand spanking new Geddy Lee signature Jazz Bass in for some tweaks. This has Fender's "Channel Bound" fingerboard, which is where they inlay the fingerboard into the neck. It's pretty slick! My only issue would be replacing the nut on this one. The nut is also inlaid into the neck with the fingerboard binding capturing the ends and sealed under the finish. I'm not trying to be a pessimist, only analyzing the ease of a common repair requiring a complicated procedure. That being said, this a great J bass!
2013 Fender Squire Telecaster [8.6 lbs] :: setup
Pretty decent build quality on this recent Chinese-made Squire.
Fret level :: 1978 Fender Telecaster
Here's a late seventies transparent green Tele in the neck jig for a fret level.