Established 1960, Still Not Dead
- Dec 10, 2019
- Gulf Coast of Texas
Fair enough, and very well stated. I think that, had the OP stated his case like this, the reaction (at least so far as it involves PRS themselves) would have been different. Fret material, string gauges, tube amp/modeler and similar threads are land mines for the most part, and otherwise stable adults can get to a 4th grade level in a hurry, especially when the opening post starts in an inflammatory manner. Beyond any doubt, it is my least favorite part of any guitar forum.Anyone can certainly re-fret a guitar but guitar lutherie is a dying artform and there is always the chance you find someone who isn't so great at it and ruins your guitar. I have a new LP standard that I'm going to refret to jumbo stainless (only because Gibby med jumbo is way too small for my liking) and I'm not feeling so hot about doing it. That's even considering that this particular shop is owned by a Gibby dealer and would certainly replace my guitar in the worst case scenario. I just like this particular LP a lot. For PRS, the tech center won't even entertain the idea of refretting in stainless wire. If PRS is always going to have this firm stance that they won't put SS wire on production instruments, then I hope they change their policy on having it done in the tech center.