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PRS Special in Seafoam Green

Paul Reed Smith Special fret dress

PRS Special in Seafoam Green

PRS Special in Seafoam Green

A customer brought me his 2011 PRS Special complaining that notes did not ring out and saying that he thought that the frets were uneven. It’s quite unusual for a brand new PRS to have fret problems so I took a look and sure enough, several frets were low around the 12th fret.

PRS Special showing unevenness of the frets

PRS Special showing unevenness of the frets

You can see where my levelling bar has touched the top of some frets and left others untouched.

I ensured that all the frets were level, restored the crown where necessary and polished with Micromesh abrasive to a high shine.

PRS Special with highly polished frets

PRS Special with highly polished frets

The owner, by the way, was formerly the guitarist in the greatest Manchester band (and my favourite group) of the 1960s.

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