2017 CS Tele question about fret job

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by zwip778, Jun 23, 2019.

Too Deep?

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  1. zwip778

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    Hello, a friend of mine got me a guitar of my dream (a CS Tele obviously). I havent had the chance to see it in person because he lives in a different country. I might get possession of it maybe in a year or so. He bought it used but it is a 2017. I have no doubts about the authenticity of it. Looking at the picture, I trust 100% the craftsmanship of fender custom shop but these frets slots look kind of deep to me? What do you think? Thanks for your input.

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    Looks fine from here ...
     
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    Another one
     

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    Just to be safe, your friend should drop it off at my place & I'll go over it thoroughly.
     
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    You just want to make sure the frets slots are good right?
     
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    Just looking out for you buddy.
     
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    I’m a bit anxious about this since it’s my first “fancy” guitar. Hopefully this is the one that cures GAS for me.
     
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    Honestly, having sweet guitars close to you can be a dream or nightmare. I used to live a few seconds away from the guitar center in San Francisco and having all those instruments so close made my GAS worse but I had no coins...
     
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    Unless they're ridiculously too deep, the slot being a little deeper than the fret tang is not a problem. The slot should be a bit deeper than the fret tang. If the tang touches the bottom of the slot, changes in the neck might force the fret slightly upward in the slot.
     
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    You got a shot the rest of that guitar? Looks like the neck has some mojo.
     
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    What you’re saying makes sense, thanks mate. What started my fear was a thread about someone freaking out that they’re Fender had one slot that was like mine and someone saying that if the luthier did his job well, there should be no need for an extra space that was visible. I had a Fender strat and Telecaster (both Mexican made) where I never noticed the slots being that deep. But I think you’re on the money, they probably do that in case of change of weather. This fret popping up might have happened to a LP Special of mine but at the time I was not able to recognize the issue and couldn’t understand why I could not set it up properly.
     
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    I’ve got another pic of the neck but he just FaceTimed me the guitar so I don’t have a lot of pictures. 5B4DE181-33E5-473B-844E-11DA92EA6247.jpeg He’s busy at a new job but I’m gonna try to get some new pics soon.
     
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    From the FaceTime I could tell it was a journeyman which happens to be my favorite so pretty happy about that.
     
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    The gap under the fret tang might have been disguised with filler, or at least with finish, so it's not necessarily that obvious on every guitar. I'd only be concerned about it on a rosewood fretboard if the slots approach going all the way through the slab. Your friend has nothing to worry about.
     
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