#1
I have a beginner's strat copy that I have decided to do some work on.
The frets are so sharp that they actually cut my hand once, so if there is a particular file that is used to file them down, please let me know.
I'm scared that a normal file would be too large and end up tearing up the fretboard.
I've been looking around, and is this
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Fretting_supplies/Shaping_and_crowning/Fret_End_Dressing_File.html
what I'm looking for?
#2
get it done by a pro, im not being rude but your **** it up
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#3
I've already considered that, I already have a better guitar and this one honestly isn't worth the money to pay to have something done.
#4
lol im concerned for the action of it though you could compleatly muck it up and make it worse (if thats possible) XD peace
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#5
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get it done by a pro, im not being rude but your **** it up



oh for ****s sake! Are you the kind of guy who brings their guitar to a guitar shop to put on new strings?

It isnt rocket science to file down frets a bit. Go to a luthier and they will charge you a ridiculous amount of money that you could save by doing it yourself. Just get a file and file them down a bit. Unless you get file-crazy you will be fine.
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#6
Check stewmac.com for a Fretboard Radius-sanding Block, if you want to do it yourself.

Or if you want, customize it by replacing the whole neck with a quaility brand guitar. Check eBay for good neck. That's what I did with a cheap Arbor electric guitar when the frets got too worn down, it's wasn't worth it to have it refretted. I found a reverse Jackson neck on eBay and won it for like $70.
#7
The file you have listed above should work, or look for something similar at a hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes, that's if your in the U.S.
#8
Quote by buzzcut
oh for ****s sake! Are you the kind of guy who brings their guitar to a guitar shop to put on new strings?

It isnt rocket science to file down frets a bit. Go to a luthier and they will charge you a ridiculous amount of money that you could save by doing it yourself. Just get a file and file them down a bit. Unless you get file-crazy you will be fine.


piss of mate, if the frets are sharp and he files them till there rounded thats quite a bit of metal!
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#9
Are the ends of the frets sharp or the actual frets. If its the ends then the little needle files will work.
#11
oh file it your self then lol i fought you ment you werre leveling them should be easy enough to do :P
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