TC-90 refret worth it?

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  1. zuurg

    zuurg NEW MEMBER!

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    I'm being quoted $260 for a refret of a TC-90. Do you guys think it's worth it?

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  2. Cloudayo

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    I looked around and found a few used tc-90's for around 400-500, I don't think i'd invest more than half that in refretting.

    Just my opinion.
     
  3. qblue

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    My refret of a '70 Fender Strat cost me $400. But he replaced the nut too, because we replaced the vintage frets with medium jumbos. So if you like the guitar, I think that is a reasonable price.
     
  4. boris bubbanov

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    Your TC90 has a set neck.

    So, you can't just bolt a $ 150 neck on there and keep going.

    If the frets are bad enough that it can't be played to your satisfaction, you must refret or hang it on the wall. A really nice refret, $ 260 is reasonable number.

    Part of why I kinda avoided this model.
     
  5. telequacktastic

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    I'd just put 12's on it and use it as a slide guitar.
     
  6. Tom 87

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    Yeah id do that too, plus its an excuse to buy a new every day guitar, by not refretting the old you have $260 to go towards a new one!
     
  7. Colt W. Knight

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    Are you certain it needs a refret? Or does it just need a level and crown?
     
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    Might be a good one to learn how to refret.
     
  9. xtrajerry

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    On a set neck guitar? If he screws up where does he go from there? Want to learn how to refret I'd get a $39 GFS Blemish.
     
  10. BritishBluesBoy

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    ^^this^^
     
  11. Phelonious Ponk

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    Or does it need a partial re-fret? Unless it has been leveled and crowned one too many times, a partial will almost always do the trick. And I'd do this first, before a level and crown anyway, to keep that full re-fret or neck replacement as far away for as long as possible.

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