Here is a question I get asked quite often so I though I would post it. "Can you refret my 7.25" radius neck and file the frets down flatter so I can play lead on it better?" The answer is yes with a couple caveats. Many people have 7.25" vintage radius necks and want [...]
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Many people ask how to make a neck because they want to build one themselves. I encourage that so I made a video. It is incomplete but shows the steps needed to do it. Over time I will add the remaining steps to the video. When I began I made them 100% with hand tools [...]
The Mod Other Mods that are not necessary! A Very Cool Mod SPICE - Frequency response details Lets turn a pig into a princess for less than a dollar minus shipping charges. Really? It can be done! You need one capacitor that will cost you about 35 cents plus shipping. It's a shame Crate [...]
We don't post refret pictorials unless there is something special or unusual about the procedure or the guitar. Recently we received a Bowes 7 string and the owner wanted a refret with 6100 stainless steel fret wire. A very good choice for this guitar. This guitar is light weight well balanced and the joinery work [...]
Mike Nix playing his Tele with Weston pickups. Mike decided to go with 6105 stainless steel frets and had the work done here at Aperio. It really makes for easy play as his video suggests. Some fine chops there Mike. Thanks.
Customers ask me quite often what size stainless steel fret wire should they use. It takes experience and talking with you the customer to decide. Lets get this out of the way to start. The size of the fret wire has nothing to do with intonation. If the wire is properly crowned during a refret [...]
A customer brought in a Les Paul and stated that it would buzz loudly in various circumstances. He tried to show me how and plugged it in. He said when it happens he could touch the strings or one of the pots in the control cavity and it would go away. I knew it was [...]
Aperio Guitar is proud to join Georgiaprospers.org along with hundreds of other Georgia businesses, to defeat discrimination of ALL kinds in Georgia. Recently, hard right so-called religious freedom bills were introduced in the Georgia legislature. These bills would have legalized discrimination against the LGBT community and could further be interpreted to discriminate against anyone that [...]
We have seen a number of discussions on the forums concerning the heel width of Fender necks and what the corresponding width of the pocket in the body is or should be. So what is the official width of the Fender neck heel? It is our opinion that it is 2-3/16" = 2.1875 = 55.5625mm. [...]
For all you older rockers, yes I'm one too. Here is a great article by Christian Wissmuller - actually it is his editorial of this month's MMR magazine. I think you will find it interesting on where the industry is at and where guitar is going. And saying goodbye to the icons that passed already [...]