Jimmy Egypt & Sons

Refret Work


Jimmy has been refretting guitars for more than 40 years. His work is the finest “custom shop” quality and is way BETTER than factory standard. He has undertaken literally hundreds of refrets and has a high level of expertise. Why trust your favourite instrument to someone less accomplished with questionable skills?


We use only the best quality american HARD nickel silver fretwire in all our work. We buy our fretwire in straight lengths and bend it accurately to suit YOUR guitar. This is a highly skilled job and we pride ourselves on the accuracy and quality of our work.

Whatever style of music you play and whatever type of guitar you own.. wear and tear is inevitable.
Through time.. frets will wear as will the nut and saddle. One day you’ll pick up your guitar and notice that it just isn’t playing as well as it used to. It may be buzzing in places and you may have some dead spots on the neck…or a strange rattle or bad intonation. This is inevitable if you play your guitar a lot like some.. or in fact most of my customers. Low.. badly worn frets can result in poor tone and intonation resulting in buzzing notes.. dead spots and fingerboard wear due to strings and fingernails gouging the fingerboard and more often than not.. your capo clamping the strings too tightly against the frets. Get them fixed!

How We Do It – No Shortcuts

Shipped in from the USA, the fretwire we use is the hardest nickel silver wire you can get. It’s difficult to work with.. but you get the benefit… …If someone refrets your guitar with soft Korean or Chinese wire… you may not be able to tell when you pick the guitar up…but just give it a couple of months.. then the wear will be back ! We cleanly and carefully remove the worn frets.. then prepare the slots before accurately installing the new wire. Careful selection of wire gauge, (I carry over 30 different profiles), in particular matching tang width to the existing slot is ensured before installation. The instrument is then given a "Pro Setup" - Frets are then precision levelled then reprofiled to ensure accurate intonation before polishing the frets in an 8 stage process to a mirror finish. The guitar is then given a thorough standard setup. Your guitar will now play better than you would have thought possible! We improve playability and improve guitars that have been “plekked”. We carefully measure, level and reprofile your frets but we read the neck of the guitar and evaluate each guitar as an individual instrument. Any anomolies are addressed and corrected with great care and attention. Try us once, tell all your guitar buddies and you’ll never go anywhere else. Read more about our "Pro Setups" HERE>>>