the hands of Leo Knapp


Leo is dressing the fingerboard of a Fender Stratocaster prior to refretting. By using a sanding block he’s able to “true” the fretboard. Trueing the fretboard makes it possible to take less metal off the frets during the computerized fretmill (PLEK). Less metal off the top of the fret means a longer life for the fret. Leo is fond of pointing out that wood was never intended for guitar building. It evolved as an integral element of the earth’s ecosystem. He tells us stuff like that because he’s confident we’ll listen.

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2 Responses to the hands of Leo Knapp

  1. collin says:

    I have played fenders, never owned one…………

    I don’t know why people refer to the Yamaha as a beginners instrument…………
    I think it sounds just as good and as easy to play as Fender……..

    I guess because it is made in Japan….
    But fender is Mexican made…..

    The Pacifica is an exceptional instrument for 1/2 the price of a Fender
    The Pacifica is well designed easy to fret, stays in tune, and Seymour Duncan
    pickups are as good as they come………..

    • admin says:

      Good point. I would put a top end Yamaha up against most guitars. They do a great job.
      When you have been around a long time like little old me I still think of the early Yamaha acoustics that everyone used to have as a first guitar. They have come a long way. The Yamaha 335 is another great example.
      Thanks for the email Gary

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