What is Plekking?
Is it worth getting a guitar PLEK D?
PLEK is a computer-controlled machine that can perform incredibly accurate scans of frets and fretboards, fret dressing and recrowns, nut and bridge cutting, and fretboard planning. It can even cut fret slots and neck pockets.
PLEK Service Premium – Refretting and Dressing of Stainless Steel Frets. Behind the brand name PLEK is a patented procedure that facilitates perfect dressing of the fretboard, fretwork, nut, bridge, as well as an overall improved adjustment of the string action.
PLEK services cost around $200 on average.
The technique of fine-tuning the neck and frets previously required hours of handwork by a skilled luthier but can now be accomplished using the innovative German-built Plek machine. This incredibly sophisticated, computer-controlled machine scans and evaluates the frets along the length of the neck.
As a guitar tech/luthier, I can tell you that it’s absolutely worth it. It’s a far superior way to do fretwork – I’ve done more fret levels and refrets by hand than I can count, and the PLEK process is infinitely better. EVERY guitar can benefit from getting PLEKed, even if it’s a super expensive custom shop guitar.
After placing it in the Plek, the Plek scans the neck, registering over 6,000 measurement points for each guitar, and creates a high-resolution graph of what the fingerboard and frets look like under actual playing conditions.
Plek Pro is a state-of-the-art, computer-guided process that scans, levels, and dresses your guitar’s frets to a microscopic level of accuracy for ideal action with no loss of sustain, minimized fret buzz, and no fretting out when bending strings, plus complete consistency whether you’re playing low or high on the neck …