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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…

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Gretsch engraved backplate

I need to make a new backplate for a vintage Gretsch 6220 I took a photo of the old backplate then very carefully traced out the logo and p…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen in Luthier Talk

1 10 hours ago
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

Problem: lacquer racking along fret slot on maple neck re-fret

Howdy, I'm working on a re-fret of my made-in-Japan Fender Malmsteen Strat,  I've removed the frets without issue, used a triangle file to…

Started by John Cartwright in Luthier Talk

43 21 hours ago
Reply by Walter W Wright

Pricing stainless steel fret dress

I don't do this, but I've started wondering of late if I ought to charge more for dressing stainless steel frets. The last job, an old Toka…

Started by Keith R in Luthier Talk

33 yesterday
Reply by Frank SIlano

Plastic bag mask for lacquer overspray?

I saw a photo of someone doing it and wondered if others are. Sure would be a time saver when just doing a  neck touchup. Masking a body wi…

Started by David Farmer in Luthier Talk

4 yesterday
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Reducing chipping on Ebony fretboard .

Hi guys , Ive been refretting an ebony board and it"s flaking and chipping like crazy . The job is done now , but Ive been wondering if a s…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

6 yesterday
Reply by Frank SIlano

Magic :) Fretboard gunk removal fluid

Hi, fellow knights for the 6 stings.. I have a magic potion for getting rid of fretboard gunk..  By accident, I discovered a fluid that wor…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen in Luthier Talk

10 yesterday
Reply by Frank SIlano

Stabby String Ends!

This is something that bothers me every time I restring. So: a lot! I really dislike stabby little string ends sticking out of a capstan. I…

Started by Keith R in Luthier Talk

10 yesterday
Reply by Frank SIlano

Vintage acoustic pick guards applied with solvent

Vintage acoustics such as Martin and Gibson used Acetone to apply their celluloid pick guards to bare wood and then finished over them. Ove…

Started by Paul Breen in Luthier Talk

11 on Friday
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Gretsch Binding Leprosy Part II....I think I might have just got lucky

FIrst of all, I want to say a special thanks to Frank Ford and Hesh Breakstone for the thoughtful guidance in steering my away from power t…

Started by Joseph Capra in Luthier Talk

1 on Friday
Reply by Hesh Breakstone

Drop filling Nitro Cellulose Lacquer

I am using a drop fill method to fill pot holes on a pitted nitro finish. Almost all of the holes are surface marks but there are a few exc…

Started by Doug Cannon in Luthier Talk

5 on Thursday
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