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VIDEO: How to Make Old Time Copper Wire Frets

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

I'm building an old fashioned one-string cigar box guitar and decided to use copper wire frets. Here's the simple way of doing it.

You'll need

  • bare copper wire (found in the picture hanging section of a hardware store)

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Hammer (such as the C. B. Gitty Fretting Hammer shown here)

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