- Dec 19, 2021
I no longer accept that SS frets are a luxury option . When Harley Benton and Shine both use them in guitars well below £500 as standard . I have previously owned a stunning Suhr 2003 standard ( custom) and had difficulty moving it on because Suhr now use SS as standard I have just bought my 1st SS fret guitar a Shijie STE ( cost me less than a grand ) and it is insane quality I bought is as an option to the PRS silver sky and that was down to the specs . I cannot tell the difference between SS and Nickel in sound and I’m not a cork sniffer just a working muso . If you buy pre cut frets from Dunlop or jescar there is not much difference in the price . But I do know I won’t be paying out for a refret any time soon and I’m now seriously considering as a final upgrade SS on my Bernie Marsden but a £250 - £300 refret is tragic on a guitar that should have the best to begin with on it where it might have cost £50 to do it at the factory.