Nearly scalloped feel. A short while ago, I bought a cheap fret-press clamp tool via eBay. While we all have our preferences as far as fingerboard radius is concerned I will through out a few tips, but mind you YMMV. simply laid the wire across the fret slot to be fretted and cut with my nippers right at the edge. The binding, which sits proud of the fingerboard is then scraped level with the fingerboard leaving the small nub of binding at the end of each fret. Once the tang has been cut with fret wire nippers, the remaining bur is filed so the crown can sit flush against the binding. Label the holes 1, 2, 3.. to the number of frets you have. :-). Do this at your discretion. Today's fret wire tang is not large enough to fill the fret slot of a fingerboard who originally had bar frets. You can buy them from luthier suppliers, too, but they’re a lot cheaper direct from China. It's a lot of work and you want to be careful when sanding that you don't change the curve of the fretboard or it's trueness end to end. But a little does go a long way. I place the nail punch tip into an indent, angle it so it’s pointing towards the treble side and begin tapping gently with a small hammer. A radius of 16" or flatter may be preferred by those playing lead. Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time. Then, place coarse sand paper over the fret board and use the radius of the un-fretted fretboard to shape the face of the caul to the same radius [rub the caul on the paper/fretboard.. you're using the fretboard as a sanding block essentially]. I decided to do this because I capo so much that my frets themselves became dented. When these instruments were manufactured the board was fretted, the frets where filed even with the edge of the board and then the binding was attached. on Introduction. Traditional fret wire can not be used to refret an instrument that has bar frets due to their size. when you make a fretless guitar you'll need an ebony fretboard its the only wood that will work, 10 years ago I'm gonna use this on a junker neck i did a partial scallop on, thanks man, Reply Excludes: Alaska/Hawaii, APO/FPO, US Protectorates, Angola, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Comoros, Cape Verde Islands, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Western Sahara, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Lesotho, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mayotte, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, South, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Aruba, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Costa Rica, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Switzerland, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Republic of, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Moldova, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Russian Federation, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Vatican City State, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen, Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Samoa, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Taiwan, PO Box.