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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by zuurg, Apr 18, 2013.
I'm being quoted $260 for a refret of a TC-90. Do you guys think it's worth it?
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.
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.
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.
I'd just put 12's on it and use it as a slide guitar.
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!
Are you certain it needs a refret? Or does it just need a level and crown?
Might be a good one to learn how to refret.
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.
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.