What are extra jumbo frets good for?

Jumbo frets are popular on many electric guitars and basses. They are rarely seen on acoustic guitar. The main advantage of jumbo frets, is that when playing lead guitar runs, riffs and licks and solos, it is easier to bend the note by pushing the string towards the edge of the neck while fretting.

Did Jimi Hendrix use jumbo frets?

Famous Jimi Hendrix guitar gets a modern makeover (pictures) These two features (a 9.5-inch fretboard radius and medium-jumbo frets) are often found on modern guitars. The body itself has a typical Strat configuration with the longer horn on top and the shorter cutaway on the bottom.

Who uses jumbo frets?

Ultimately, if you’re mostly playing rock, heavier blues, or any shred or metal styles, you might prefer jumbo or medium-jumbo frets. However, for country, rockabilly, surf, or old-school ’50s rock and roll, narrow frets could be the way to go.

What size fret wire is jumbo?

6100: Jumbo. The largest fret wire available (. 110″ x . 055″).

How much does a Refret cost?

Refretting usually costs between $200 and $400, and it is worth it if you plan on playing that guitar. Especially if it is a more expensive one. Refretting cheaper guitars might not be a good idea since the whole procedure can cost more than you paid for the instrument.

What neck did Jimi Hendrix use?

The Newport Strat Neck The neck on the Newport Strat is definitely from a Telecaster. Based on the skunk stripe on the back of the neck, it was made no earlier than 1969, when Fender went back to one-piece construction.

What frets did Jimi Hendrix use?

Jimi had Soul It looks like a 60, 61, or 62 according to the pickguard screws arrangement. Jimi used Sunburst’s, I have some pix with him playing them, and the way Fenders fret out, I am sure he had some re fretted w/ bigger frets.

How many times can you Refret?

If you have to refret a guitar two or three times during its lifetime, something is going wrong. Don’t use cheap, soft frets. Also, don’t forget that you can always steam off the old fingerboard and replace it. You don’t have to lose a guitar because the frets and fingerboard become damaged.