The Paul 78-79-80-81-82

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  1. D W C

    D W C Junior Member

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    WP_20170707_19_58_10_Pro.jpg I have a few of these. I need help. 3.jpg
    Does anyone know what size fret wire was originally in these Gibson's?
    I need to refret two of them right from nut to stearn.
    Thank you in advance for the answer and yes I did my google and could not figure it out.
     
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  2. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Not one has the original frets?
    :shock:

    Maybe drop an email to Gibson?

    If you're not totally on an "original" quest, I would suggest you get whatever
    works better for you.
    Easy sliding your fingers on the neck?
    More bite?
    Better bends?
    It's a matter of taste, really.
     
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  3. HardCore Troubadour

    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

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    I would bet the late 70's frets are different than the early 80's frets anyway......

    Bobby is the man, listen to him.
     
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    bblooz Senior Member

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    I like the one on the far left - looks like the lightest :rofl:
     
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    D W C Junior Member

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    Thank you Bobby, I am running with your suggestion. I bought three different fret sizes. Will do my best. Gibson was sort of guessing when I got a hold of them. So I went with Dunlop wire selection.
    Yes the one on the left is light.......thanks bblooz.
     

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