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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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Sperzel Trim-Lok with Nylon strings

Hi, I've got the weird idea putting nylon strings on a BigLou's wide neck. (inline 6 straight head)What do you think using Sperzel trim-loc…

Started by Alex Bouchard in Luthier Talk

2 14 hours ago
Reply by Alex Bouchard

Rotted binding on a Gretsch 6122

I knew... going-in... that this was going to be a highly labor-intensive project.  It's a '67 Gretsch model 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentle…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

3 Jan 19
Reply by Frank Ford

Old Frets - General Question

I work on a lot of late 19th and early 20th century guitars, many of them 'catalog'-type i.e. mass-produced, often not on the level of a Ma…

Started by onewent in Luthier Talk

4 Jan 18
Reply by onewent

Curly Koa or Curly Mahogany

I need help with identifying this wood. This is a 1927ish Supertone I rehabbed five or so years ago. I always assumed it was mahagony. But…

Started by Rich Middendorf in Luthier Talk

13 Jan 17
Reply by George Roberts

top seem

I need to close a seem on top of a martin d-35. It's BARELY open but well, its open. Super thin spruce splices? Sooo thin.... 

Started by Colin O'Brien in Luthier Talk

5 Jan 16
Reply by Greg Mirken

Unusual pickguard static issue

Hi everybody, I've just setup a Mexican Fender P-Bass a d have run into an unusual issue. The owner was experiencing some static crackle w…

Started by Darren in Luthier Talk

10 Jan 15
Reply by Beerent

Fret Slots too Large?

Hey all. I beveled my fret ends too much (strings slip off the fret), so I'd like to refret the neck. I'm concerned when I remove these fre…

Started by mr smits in Luthier Talk

13 Jan 15
Reply by Beerent

Narrow - tall frets on American Pro 11 strat .

Does anyone know the dimensions of Fenders narrow-tall frets ? As on American pro II strat ? Thanks

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

2 Jan 12
Reply by Len Biglin

How old is Cromwell C-112 Acoustic - made in Sweden

I purchased an old Cromwell 12 string as a project guitar. The back and sides appear to be laminated rosewood, top is solid spruce. I would…

Started by Eric Jones in Luthier Talk

9 Jan 3
Reply by Eric Jones

Cupped Back Halves

Hi guys! Happy New year!I pulled out a set of Madagascar Rosewood back and sides from my stickered storage (about 6 years) and discovered t…

Started by Philip Secrist in Luthier Talk

1 Jan 3
Reply by Roger Häggström

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