March 3rd, 2012, 11:54 AM
I have a '72 with a Bigsby that hung around my neck close to a thousand nights. Thinking of putting her back on line, but the frets are now mostly colors on the fingerboard (maple) and I am wondering which way to jump: to neck or to fret? I look forward to getting to know this site and you all.
March 3rd, 2012, 12:25 PM
A 72 . . with bigsby . . ! We need pics!
I would definetely do a refret. Some forum members sure can point you to a luthier or guitar shop that really delivers quality work.
Your guitar already has a decent value, another neck would turn it into a partscaster.
March 3rd, 2012, 12:30 PM
Welcome. I'd go with a refret also.
March 3rd, 2012, 12:39 PM
Right on -there`s enough know how here to learn ya how to do your own refret!
March 3rd, 2012, 01:31 PM
Welcome- have fun!
March 3rd, 2012, 03:46 PM
March 3rd, 2012, 04:08 PM
March 3rd, 2012, 04:53 PM
Welcome to TDPRI !!
March 3rd, 2012, 08:15 PM
Nice to have you drop in. I'm thinking you might have a few stories to share from having played hundreds of times.
As to the Re-fret vs Re-neck question. By all means replace the frets and save the old frets in a Mason Jar so you can tell the purists that you are going to put them back on when you sell it.:wink:
Colt W. Knight
March 3rd, 2012, 08:39 PM
I would refret a guitar like that, but its probably cheaper to buy a new neck. However, the guitar will retain its value more if you simply refret.
March 6th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Thank you all! You have made me feel very welcome and I clearly know which path to choose. @ Lost_N_Austin - LOL. Point well made and taken.