Once the guitar has settled down after being built they often benefit from a light skim. Unless it has been setup correctly, there may be some dead spots.

Gibson tend to leave a flat area on the top of the fret.  Some customers complain that as they slide up the string it feels like a 'railway sleeper' and not smooth at all.

When I do a fret skim I re-profile the fret. This means I round it up fully and it always feels better than a factory finished job.

Generally, on all makes a fret skim can make a big difference. Even cheaper guitars can be made to play as good as a 1000 guitar with a skim and setup.

" Generally, on all makes, a fret skim can make a big difference. "

set up | string change | pick-up fitting | nut fitting | bridge/nut adjust | piezo fitting | pre amp installation

re fret | tremolo fitting | fret skim | fret dress | headstock repair | re-laquer | buzz feiten tuning system


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