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Technical Articles from Master Luthier George Goumas

Re-Fretting a Guitar

The two most popular means of fret installation are the Hammer-In and Press-In methods. The technique of using a hammer to install frets requires years of experience and great skill, while the second option is somewhat amateurish, and requires nothing … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Modern Frets

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Preparing An Instrument For The Installation Of Frets

I observe by “reading the neck” at the very beginning of the process will determine a number of things, including which type and size of fret wire to recommend, where, and just how much compression will need to be applied during fret installation,

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Maintenance Of The Guitar Neck

Before you trundle your guitar off to a repair shop, there is a visual inspection you can perform, and some things you need to look for in order to determine if the trip is necessary.

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Understanding The Guitar Neck

Most stringed instrument necks are fashioned from wood. Wood is a remarkable medium. It’s cellular makeup gives it its unique ability to absorb and transmit energy efficiently, and depending on the particular species, wood can transform vibration into sounds and … Continue reading

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