How to get jumbo frets?

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  1. MickeyPicky

    MickeyPicky Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi,

    I would like a strat with jumbo frets. Short of the malmsteen version (extra jumbo and price rise past few months I notice), I don't see how to get one without going custom shop. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mick
     
  2. MickeyPicky

    MickeyPicky Strat-Talk Member

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    Oh I'm aware of warmoth. I'm just wondering how to get a stock strat with bigger than medium jumbo frets
     
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    American special strats.
     
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    Skip Fender and have G&L make you a Legacy with jumbo frets.

    Just a suggestion.
     
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    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

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    The American Performer has Jumbo frets, as did it's predecessors the American Special and 2006 and later Highway Ones.
     
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    Pick up your favorite strat used.

    Refret with jumbos. You can go evo or stainless too.
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Strat-Talk Supporter

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    As others mentioned - the Performer. Current production, reasonably priced, excellent MIA Strats.
     
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    As many have mentioned the Highway 1 (mid-2006 and later) --> American Special --> American Performers have jumbo frets.

    G&L's stock "medium jumbo" frets are pretty close to what Fender calls "jumbo" so you many not have to have G&L do a custom build with their "jumbo" frets.
     
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    Yeah, kinda noticed that on one of my basses. Thick as railroad ties. Lot's of fret clack to remind you to watch your technique.

    I suggested it because by working with a G&L dealer they can pretty much get any US model built with the options and specs someone prefers whereas with Fender it's typically more model specific just as you mentioned.
     
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    Yep, as mentioned, my American Special Strat, and my American performer Tele, both have Jumbos