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Does anybody know anywhere I can get my guitars refretted? Preferably with stainless steel frets? I hear that stainless steel lasts longer than typical nickel frets, especially when using stainless steel strings. If anybody can help me out I'd appreciate it.
 

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ok let me rephrase that, anywhere i can possibly ship my guitar that has a good reputation, there's a place here but i don't trust them as far as i can throw em
 

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If somebody could Email franks information I would greatly appreciate it. My acoustic could use a refret, it's getting pretty bad and this guitar is very nea and dear to my heart (it was a b-day present from mom)
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I've got more time in the summers than during the school season. I have 4 refrets in right now and could stack yours up with them. Thanks for the kind words.

Stainless is more of a tone/feel decision than a longevity decision IMO. In other words, if I didn't want the tone and feel of stainless frets (for my own personal guitars) the durability would never convince me to use them. They're much harder to work with, so conversely, if I did want that tone and feel I'd put up with all the tooling and labor excess to have them. Regardless of what you do, you should read up and search forums on SS frets to get an idea of what's being said out there. There're crazy nuts on both sides, including avid "vintologists" who say you have to find the exact alloy mix Leo Fender used, (and then "age" it) and others saying that anything that isn't stainless is crap.
 
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