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Old 01-14-09, 09:29 AM   #1
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Fret size on the Historic R8

Anyone know the fret specs on a Gibson R8? Are they 6105?
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Old 01-14-09, 12:25 PM   #2
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Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

They seem about the same width as 6105, but maybe not quite as tall. Perhaps a slightly ground down 6105.
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Old 01-14-09, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

And they are currently no different than an R9, R0, R7, etc. Years ago, they were smaller on R8's and R7's I believe. Late 90's maybe?
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And they are currently no different than an R9, R0, R7, etc. Years ago, they were smaller on R8's and R7's I believe. Late 90's maybe?
I had a '97 Historic 58 with taller frets than my '08 58 Historic.
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Old 01-15-09, 10:01 AM   #5
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Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

The frets on my 2005 R8 measure 0.045 tall x 0.100 wide.
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Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

Here are Dunlop 6105 specs to compare:

Dunlop 6105 Accu-FretŪ fretwire. The 6105 series is a tall and narrow jumbo wire for players that want more exact intonation. Measures .055" tall and .090" wide. 18% nickel/silver hard alloy.
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I had a '97 Historic 58 with taller frets than my '08 58 Historic.
I just remember the old listings a good many years ago as having smaller fretwire. Can't remember the years.
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Old 01-16-09, 09:06 AM   #8
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Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

Which size on the 59 Historic?
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Re: Fret size on the Historic R8

Nowadays, '59 wire is the same.
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