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Renaissance Lute Fret Pack

6 reviews Write a Review
SKU:
TF02
$92.49
Width:
4.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
0.10 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Description

Fret gut made for tying frets onto historical instrument necks, such as lutes and viols, comes in the standard (120cm, 48") length. How many frets you will get out of each length depends on how wide the neck of your instrument is, and whether you are using double or single frets.

The usual custom for gauging frets is to have the thickest fret be the first fret — the one nearest the nut — and then have each subsequent fret decrease by 0.05mm. Using this system, the first fret on a lute would be 1.00mm, the second fret 0.95mm, the third fret 0.90mm, and so on. On most lutes the thinnest size of fret that is practical is 0.65mm, so depending on the number of tied frets required by your instrument, you may need to use one, two, or three of the 0.65 frets to complete the fretting.

Natural strings are hand-rubbed with a light oil. Varnished strings have three coats of finish before being hand polished with the oil. There is an additional charge for varnished strings. The string comes with plain, unknotted ends. Knots may be tied for you, and leather washers added for an additional charge.

Frets may be purchased individually or in a set. We package three sets of frets:

  • Renaissance Lute Fret Pack contains eight sizes of frets: 1.00mm, .95mm, .90mm, .85mm, .80mm, .75mm, .70mm, and .65mm
  • Baroque Lute Fret Pack contains contains ten sizes: 1.20mm, 1.15mm, 1.10mm, 1.05mm, 1.00mm, .95mm, .90mm, .85mm, .80mm, and .75mm
  • Viol Fret Pack contains seven frets: 1.20mm, 1.15mm, 1.10mm, 1.05mm, 1.00mm, .95mm, and .90mm

These strings are manufactured in the USA by Gamut Music, a leader in the revival of early music strings and instruments. Gut strings are not intended to be used with fine tuners or string adjusters and those devices should be removed before installing the gut string on the instrument.

Extra Information

Brand:
Academie
Width:
4.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
0.10 (in)

6 Reviews

  • Posted by Tommy Coleman on Feb 28th 2022

    5

    renaissance lute fret pack

    Gamut's fret pack is an awesome way to get a "standard" gut fret setup. Used for a baroque guitar and there was plenty of gut to tie several frets of one size.

  • Posted by collier on Oct 8th 2021

    5

    great gut

    nice little kit; worked perfectly for my 6 course. Come with enough on each strand to probably get another fretting as well!

  • Posted by Raymond Patrick on Dec 4th 2019

    5

    Lute Fret Pack

    I used this set to put new frets on my not-so-expensive lute. The lute I have came with nylon frets. The improvement in tone and play-ability is amazing! There is enough fret material supplied in each gauge that I will most likely have enough to get two or possible even three more fret replacements out of this set alone. Easy order, quick delivery. Well worth the money!

  • Posted by Hitomi Nakamura on Apr 9th 2019

    5

    fret gut

    It was very easy to order and the staff send my order quickly. Thank you.

  • Posted by Braedon on Jun 30th 2017

    5

    Perfect As Always

    More than an ample amount of quality appropriately gauged fret gut to re-fret the menagerie of eclectic instruments that one may posses in this field of interest.

  • Posted by Paul L. on Apr 14th 2017

    5

    You need this!

    Most lute frets are rarely replaced and that is the cause of many problems, dampened strings, poor intonation. This is an excellently gauged set and should be used to correctly judge the quality and sound of the strings. Change frets when surfaces are flattened or indented and see a big improvement!