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The Fret Files – Episode 12

The Fret Files: A Guitar Workshop Podcast

Eric Daw, a 20 year guitar repair veteran, talks guitar tech, guitar repair, guitar tools, guitar building and all things relating to the art of guitar craft. Eric takes calls, reads emails, and interviews a myriad of interesting guitar people.

In this episode, Eric and Melissa take questions about neck vs. bridge pickups, wartime Gibson acoustics, Jazzmaster bridges, and how Fender Stratocasters were set up at the Fender factory in the 50’s. They also talk about Melissa’s custom guitar straps. The second half of the show contains an interview with Gene Nygaard of Zero Guitars in Seattle. Gene’s music can be found here. Eric also announces that custom pickups are available at Emerald City Guitars.

To participate in the show, you can leave a message with your question or comment by calling or texting 757-774-8482. To email the show, visit Eric at and click the contact link. Visit the show online at Thanks for listening.

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