Fretted Instrument Inspector

Inspect stringed instruments.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fretted Instrument Inspectors do?

Inspects stringed instruments, such as banjos and guitars, for tone, finish, and mechanical action: Tightens strings of instrument by hand. Plucks and adjusts strings to test tonal quality and intonation. Examines instrument for flaws in construction and finish. Adjusts alignment of parts, using handtools. Files and sands rough areas and applies lacquer over areas with brush. Buffs lacquered areas, using power-buffing wheel.


Should I be a Fretted Instrument Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Fretted Instruments Inspector

    How to Become a
    Fretted Instrument Inspector

    Most Fretted Instrument Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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