I’ve begun again a refretting of my stratocaster from high school. Last Septemb, I yanked the frets off it & tried to tie on frets with wire. It didn’t work! But this time, I intend to follllllllllllllllow the tried & true method of Dante Rosati, who’s refretted three classical guitars to play in just intonation scales. Jacob & I had the opportunity to meet him & catch a performance in Chicago a few weeks back, & it helped renew my interest in microtonal refretting.
So last night at Oddmusic Office Hours I picked up some “dark walnut” wood putty & stuck it between the frets.
I sanded it a bit today & took some of that putty off. Next, I’ll need paint, wire, & guitar strings (I already have superglue). Hopefully, I can start gluing new frets on this week.
What will I tune it to, you ask? I will tell you, but not just yet. After all, I haven’t started adding frets, so that answer could change completely!