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Yes, but as you said "an answer"... singular... if I had 5 people all saying the same thing, I'd consider it correct and go with it... but only 1 response with info that didn't match my findings, leaves it open to debate.

If you're looking for information online and assume that the first response is always correct, you're gonna have some troubles. I'm on a few car forums as well, and a lot of people on those forums sounding off with incorrect information.

Ended up using my measurements and actually ordered them today from Philadelphia Luthier, Jescar Nickel Silver Fretwire FW47104 with a 12" radius. Kinda sucks, 25 frets to replace 1 single fret. But, at least I'm ordering a bunch of other stuff as well, else the cost would be more than doubled adding shipping and exchange to Canada, and possible import/duty.

Ah well, I was looking at GuitarFetish and a few cheap unfinished necks... may grab one and use the extra frets to try fretting a full neck.

Thread kinda died quicker than expected.  :-\

Those seem a bit large versus what I measured... I understand some wear and inaccuracy is expected measuring old frets but

2.67mm/0.105in W  x  0.97mm/0.038in H

Dunlop 6100
2.79mm/0.110in W  x  1.40mm/0.055in H

... the 6100's seem to be much further off than the 2 I had listed. Not a big deal if re-fretting the entire neck but I only plan to swap the 1 fret.

Well... no idea what the tang measures.

Fret itself I took the digital calipers to. Width was 2.67mm/0.105in and height 0.97mm/0.038in.

Looking online, I tried to match the width, but because likely the originals were filed down a bit for leveling I tried to find something a bit taller.

Closest I could find were...

Jescar 47104 - 2.64mm/0.104in wide  x  1.19mm/0.047in high
Dunlop 6140 - 2.69mm/0.106in wide  x  0.99mm/0.039in high

I couldn't find anything the exact same width that wasn't too low to use, but, for either fret the difference is only 0.02mm/0.001in off so I could be off by that much with my measuring and doubt anyone could really tell the difference anyways with such a small variance.

The Dunlops I am finding cost 2.5x as much as the Jescar's, and for that particular Part#, a bit harder to find than other Dunlop frets. Jescar is also taller than what I have so can file down to the same height.

Jescar from Philadelphia Luthiers, you can also get pre-radius-ed. These are a 12" radius so, there ya go.

Again, no idea of the tang size, since still in the guitar. But to match the height/width of the fret, I really don't have an option for tang height anyways.

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Fret Size on a Washburn N2
« on: September 25, 2017, 09:46:55 AM »
I have an N2 that I got cheap, doing some modifications on it right now as a project guitar... I was going to level/dress the frets, but looks like the previous owner banged the fret board with strings on and the 3rd fret has a sharp deep gouge.

Few dimples in a few frets, otherwise a quick level and it should be fine, so I don't want to replace all the frets, just that one.

Anyone know what size/type I need to order online? Like crown width/height/etc in mm.. I always thought there were 2 or 3 sizes, apparently not... I'd like to get as close a match as I can if possible. Thanks

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: flea market find
« on: June 25, 2014, 11:49:54 AM »
Take off you hoser!

...I just set our people back about 20yrs. :)

I don't want to spend much on the guitar, but, not a fan of having a lock-nut and as mentioned, no fine tuners since doing a through the body string setup.

Too bad worth about $30, but discovered this last night...

Was hoping to find a cheap eBay alternative but not a common part it seems.

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: flea market find
« on: June 24, 2014, 07:39:59 AM »
I debated the bone nut, but was worried about how it would look with that big gap behind it where the lock nut use to be mounted... that's why I was thinking the roller nut... it's about the same size, though the rollers look like they sit back 1/8" from the edge of where the fret board starts. hmm...

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: flea market find
« on: June 23, 2014, 09:51:01 PM »
I'll be on eBay for my parts... being in Canada, ordering from the States usually kills you with the shipping, duty, etc... though I have a 2yr old gift card for Stewmac so will have to get something from there. :D

Ordering the parts this week, filling most of the cavities with wood this weekend. Will get a tune-o-matic bridge, ferrules and do a through the body string setup. Debating to get new tuners and a new locking nut, or a roller nut since about the same size and use locking tuners instead... all hardware will be black, and painting the guitar a smokey pearl grey like seen on the newer Dodge trucks, or the one used by Hyundai.

Too bad too much damage done with the previous mods, from what I can tell it would have had a pretty nice wood grain to it.

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: flea market find
« on: June 20, 2014, 12:33:38 PM »
Now I feel bad it was hacked up a little... ah well, it'll be good when I'm done with it. :D

Thanks for the info guys.

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: flea market find
« on: June 19, 2014, 03:46:22 PM »
Ya, I was thinking '91 from the serial number as well.

Not finding what I expected... stripped the purple off but not seeing any difference in wood where the bridge was put. It's very thin there but not seeing anything plugged up, but so discoloured from the violet paint I'm not really sure if looking at wood or very thick base. Using furniture paint stripper... maybe needs something stronger.

Hoped to add a veneer but be too much work to blend the sides to the top with the rounded edges so, likely pearl grey, black hardware, and through the body string ferrules. Lot's of work but, wow, parts are cheap these days... last I tried making a guitar was when I was a teen and there was no internet. :)

Is there a way to know is US, Japan, etc?

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: flea market find
« on: June 18, 2014, 03:56:54 PM »
Well, hard to know... the cutout for the back springs and such was there, but, again solid tailpiece which after measuring was in the wrong spot anyways. I'd like to have stripped it down and put back the original setup, but, they sealed up the whammy bar cutout and drilled a few holes for the bridge.

Seems the top was filled then used car paint to repaint it violet/black.

It's the same shape as this, knob placement the same, and bridge cutout. Also the same lead pickup with the rails.

Here's the photos of what it looked like a few days ago when I started to dismantle... I've since then removed everything, about to strip the paint tonight and see what's happening.

N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / flea market find
« on: June 15, 2014, 06:40:20 PM »
Haven't played in years, but nephew does so sometimes keep an eye open for him.

At a flea market today, found under a few things in a dark corner, a nuno series Washburn. Its a 2 piece solid bridge, like a Led Paul would have not a whammy bar, dual humbuckers, the lead one has rails not dots, and the lock piece is missing off the top nut. Otherwise pretty good shape, very very dark blue/violet almost black.

No manufacturer location on the back plate or headstock. Serial 1050710.

Hoped to just hop online with the s/n and get some details but seems that Washburn has a variety of serial number formats used over the years.

Anyone know what it is that I have? In terms of year, country made, hardware... And also I guess if generic parts would fit for the missing tail and lock?


EDIT - Back has the cutout for the springs and such, which made me wonder so I looked in the light and on a certain angle you can see where a full bridge once sat so, the 2-piece Les Paul styled bridge is aftermarket. I'll likely fill the back in and repaint the guitar.

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