Prima Artist Fret Options
Banjo size Standard
We use 18% hard nickel silver fretwire. Lee Sklar turned us onto the benefits of small frets. The advantages are a more woody, less metallic tone, smoother glissandos and a faster feel. Our standard size is “banjo” size. This is the same size as you’d find on most guitars from the 50’s and 60’s. Although its size is smaller than standard bass fretwire, its service life is about the same.
Mando size Optional
We install Mando size fretwire in the Lee Sklar model. These are Leland’s personal favorite size frets. They have an amazing feel – almost fretless like. They are the most woody and smooth sounding frets available. Their service life is very good. Depending on playing style, you can expect 5-10 years of use per set.