Sunday, 5 June 2011
POST # 675 Did you know that guitar frets using traditional steel alloy is...
Guitar frets using traditional steel alloy is made of approximately 18% nickel-silver aka German silver and silver free alloy of nickel and copper.
While all stainiless steel frets can be used but not as common, they can be found on guitars by Parker and John Shur, they tend to last longer and have a harder and slicker feel.
The stainless steel wire, however, is more challenging to work with. The fingerboard must be trued exactly as you would like the surface of the frets to be as this wire's hardness won't allow you to level out imperfections off of the top of the frets. Nor would you want to reshape a fret profile with a file