Fretworks Crash Course July 8-9 (Vancouver, BC)

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Fretworks Crash Course July 8-9 (Vancouver, BC)

July 8 @ 9:30 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm PDT

$149.95 – $379.95

The Fretworks Crash Course (in-person)

Join us for this exclusive 2 day Fretworks Crash-course and learn professional refretting and fret levelling methods – on your own electric guitar. From neck assessment, to fret removal, to fretboard planing, to refretting, levelling, crowning and lastly the final polishing. Now offered in a 2 day, 16 hour crash course with some specialty tools provided (see below).

We will cover theory, proper removal of frets, planing and polishing the fingerboard, cleaning and treating the fret slots, installing new frets, leveling/crowning and polishing methods – on your own ELECTRIC GUITAR (unbound rosewood or satin-finished unbound maple fretboards only).

All experience levels are welcome, including none at all!

Full class runs 2 Days, from 9:30am-5pm. Approx. 15 Hours

Interested only in fret dressing (level and crowning)? Join us on Day 2 and learn the great art of a professional fret dressing.

Bring your guitar and be ready to learn the art of great guitar fretwork!

***Zoom online streaming access now available! Stream the class from home and have your questions answered in real time***

Class Overview, Day 1:

  • Refretting Theory and application, common problems and work arounds.
  • Assessing neck integrity, checking for twists & warps using sight methods and tools.
  • Strategize refret after assessment.
  • Remove frets.
  • Clean fretboard, plane out mild twists and imperfections.
  • Clean fret slots.
  • Prepare new frets, shape and size.
  • Refret using traditional hammer-in method.
  • Trim fret overhang

Class Overview, Day 2:

  • Fret Levelling
  • Insure frets uniform height, level out inconsistencies
  • File fret ends and bevel
  • Recrown frets (re-shape)
  • Polish out all tool marks
  • Restring and play!

Tool list and more info:

Payment options below now include credit card, PayPal, and AfterPay. AfterPay allows you to split up your purchase over equal payments (on qualified purchases).

Be sure to whitelist the email: info(at) to ensure you receive all correspondence related to the class. If you do not receive your email registration receipt after making payment, please check your spam folder.

Cancellation Policy:

Please be aware that there are no refunds for class registrations if you are unable to attend. Credits may be offered under specific circumstances and class formats only, as determined by Blackwood Guitarworks and seating availability. Transferring registration to another individual is welcome if notified a minimum 24 hours prior to event. By registering for this event you are in agreement to our cancellation policy.

Prices shown are in CAD funds.

On sale until 11:59pm June 24, 2023

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July 8 @ 9:30 am PDT
July 9 @ 5:00 pm PDT
$149.95 – $379.95
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Douglas College (Room #N4370)
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster,BCV3M 5Z5Canada
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Registration: Fretworks Crash Course July 8-9 (Vancouver, BC)
Please see class page details for tools & supplies needed. Price is in CAD funds.
8 available
Streaming Access (only) Fretworks Crash Course July 8-9 (Vancouver, BC)
This will allow online streaming access to the Class in real-time. Opportunity to hear class discussions and ask questions. Please note: Instructor will not be offering online critiquing.
8 available
Registration: Fretdressing (only) July 9 (Vancouver, BC)
Please see class page details for tools & supplies needed. Price is in CAD funds.
4 available
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