James Trussart Steelcaster Refret
Here, we have a very cool James Trussart Steelcaster that was brought to us for a refret and new nut. For those not familiar with them, Trussart guitars are known for incorporating steel into the bodies in some way. This particular model has an all-steel, fully hollow body.
We pressed the new frets into the board. With a neck like this, the fret ends can be trimmed after being installed as there is no binding they need to sit inside.
Along with the new frets, we cut a new bone nut. Here, we are in the process of filing the string slots . This process is a slow one as you can always remove more material if the string height is too high but, there isn't much you can do if you cut too deep.
The bridge block also had a screw head that sheared off at some point. This block is what the bridge attaches to and what the strings pass through for added sustain as well.
Here, we were able to remove the block, and the damaged screw as well. We'll put the block back and replace the screw and it should be good to go.