Plek is almost like an MRI machine and a CNC Robot in one. Plek scans your instrument fretboard and strings while tuned up to pitch. It gives us a very detailed look at what is going on and what can be done to make your guitar, bass, etc... play the best it possibly can.
This computer controlled device scans instruments under actual playing conditions - strung and tuned to pitch - and performs all functions around that data. This is a major breakthrough, as this work was done manually without strings tuned up in the past. This is much more accurate than a jig that simulates string tension, as well.
We had experience with fret dressing and setting up thousands of instruments by hand. With Plek, 13th Street Guitars can deliver even better work than we could ever imagine. We were skeptical of this new technology, like many people are, but once we really came to understand the measurements and processes it's capable of - We are now believers. Plek makes us better than we were, and we were already very good at what we do. We have processed several hundred guitars since getting the machine. The results have been fantastic. We are so spoiled by it, we don't want to play anything that hasn't been Plek'd.
Please come down and play some instruments that have been Plek'd to see the difference for yourself!
Here's some of the notable players who have had their instruments Plek'd at 13th Street Guitars lately: