#1
Hey there!
I have a general question: How fast should frets wear down? I know it's kind of too generall but i'm really worried about my fret wear. I have an Ibanez Jetking 2 since 2 years and the frets are really worn down so instead of the string only sitting on a small spot on the fret it sits on 1mm of the fret beacause it's so worn down (only some parts were i play the most). If you get what i'm trying to tell you
Now i don't want this to happen to my expensive guitar so could you guys give me some advice on how to reduce fretwear or even avoid it.

And also i wonder, if my frets are worn down so low after only 2 years, how often did one have to refret a 25 year old guitar? or am I doing something wrong? after what time do you have to refret it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thank you in advance!!
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#2
Well, don't press down on the strings as hard, you only need to press lightly. In fact, you'll be suprised how light you can press them down.

And maybe use stainless steel frets, I've heard they are strong. But then again, I might just be going out of my mind, and things.

But yeah.
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#3
my dad has had his guitar for over 10 years and it is a kind of cheap guitar. but his frets are in good condition and he has never changed them.
#4
depends on how hard the frets are, what strings you're using, your playing style etc. are you using stainless steel strings, by any chance? those can wear down nickel frets pretty quickly.
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#5
Thank you for the replies guys
I think i don't play as soft as i could and i press down the strings pretty hard. I also bend ALOT. I use D'addario nickel plated strings so i guess the 3 high ones are pure steel?

Can a fretchange damage the fretboard or make it less playable or anything (if performed by a luthier)? I'm really scared for my guitar so keep posting

Thanks
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#6
depends on the quality of the luthier, i guess. any kind of job done by a hatchet man or cowboy could potentially ruin your instrument... problem is if the frets are worn down it's not much use to you, you just need to find a good luthier...
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#7
How much would a re-fretting cost?
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#8
depends on the luthier and the area, unfortunately. also depends on how much work it'll take, bound fingerboards etc. will take more work than unbound, etc.
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#9
You don't need a re-fret. It's normal fret wear, and it doesn't obstruct your playing.
#10
Ballpark price on the refret? Im curious about it, though it probably wont happen, seeing as how im trying to sell the guitar I would refret. Though it could add value...hmm....
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#11
ballpark over here in the UK would be between, i guess £70, and about £120 (maybe more, depending on luthier and, as i said, how much work is involved). so i guess, in USD, about $200 (as a very rough ballpark, it could be more or less).
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#12
Never mind then...i'm not doing a refret on a guitar im selling for 250...
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#13
yeah, that sounds sensible.
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#14
Wouldnt a new neck (its a bolt on) cost less than that?
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#15
possibly. you'd need to get one which is the right scale length, which'd fit the neck pocket etc. etc.
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