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NEW MEMBERSHIP DENIED?

Lately there has been a daily barrage of obvious spammers applying for membership here at FRETS.NET. Some time ago, I added those simple q…

Started by Frank Ford in Luthier TalkLatest Reply

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Took a little while, but the Search function has been restored - thanks for  your patience!

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Neck Re-Set Gallery

Hi All,  I've had a few neck re-sets through the workshop recently (lucky me). I always take a photo of the join once it's apart in case I…

Started by MrGlyn in Luthier TalkLatest Reply

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A Binding scraper idea...

Hi, I thought I would show my binding scraper. I have been using it for quite a few years now and the cost was zero. And it gives me an exc…

Started by Taffy Evans in Luthier Talk

3 Nov 7
Reply by Allan Bacon

Epiphone Recording Banjo

Hi Folks, I recently acquired an Epiphone recording banjo, the Concert Art Model, after it had been found in a trash pile down in Florida…

Started by Chris Vallillo in Luthier Talk

3 Nov 6
Reply by Roger Häggström

Neck Block

Hello, I'm repairing a loose neck block on a 1972 Guild 212. The top has split on both sides of the neck where it lays over the upper bout.…

Started by Colin O'Brien in Luthier Talk

3 Oct 31
Reply by Greg Mirken

Opinions on a chunk o' wood?

Not necessarily a repair or a building question, but it's semi-related.  A friend was kind-enough to gift me a beautiful slab of old black…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

11 Oct 28
Reply by Mike Kolb

Glu-boost got competitors?

Hello All, I've been watching videos of Glu-boost being used as a clear pore filler---what's not to like?  The price!  It's possible that t…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

4 Oct 25
Reply by Brian Burns

Washburn guitar with "U.S. CRANE" marking

I have what appears to be a typical Washburn parlor guitar from 1910 to 1920.  It is about a single O size, with the typical Washburn trunc…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

5 Oct 24
Reply by George Roberts

Help with a bowed Valco/Airline bolt on acoustic neck needed.

Presented for your consideration.......... I have a Valco/(Kay?) made Airline A720 acoustic with the maple bolt on neck. The guitar assemb…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

2 Oct 23
Reply by Russell Vance

peghead break

Hello, I am getting ready to glue the peghead on the neck and do a backstrap overlay. I don't want to glue the truss rod to the channel whe…

Started by Lee Gendvilas in Luthier Talk

6 Oct 11
Reply by Lee Gendvilas

Best shade for D18 copy ?

Hi Gang , Im just finishing a d18 clone , the mahogany looks nice as it is but Im wondering if a little red/brown shader might look a bit r…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

11 Sep 21
Reply by Len Biglin

A smaller instrument for teaching guitar makling

Hello All, I make classical and flamenco guitars, and teach guitar making. I have been thinking of a 3/4 size guitar, or baritone-uke sized…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

2 Sep 17
Reply by Brian Burns

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