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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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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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Bridge pin size and angle

Hi all.  I am new here! Bridge pins have been loose since I bought the guitar, but now one is slipping. Can't measure the hole angle accura…

Started by Paul Levens in Luthier Talk

23 on Sunday
Reply by Ron Frazier

!2 string nut slots

Guys I just wanted to get some opinions on how you cut 12 string nut slots.  I cut them so each string in the pair clears the first fret b…

Started by Dave Sparrow in Luthier Talk

6 on Friday
Reply by Dave Sparrow

Martin with alloy soundboard

Hi everyone , This is a Martin with an aluminium soundboard , the bridges on these tend to let go . This one has been reglued 3 times , tak…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

8 on Thursday
Reply by Jay Lowe

Thoughts on ukulele/banjo friction pegs

Working on an old banjolele today. Customer's complaint is the usual about slipping pegs. It currently has washers on either side: one a bl…

Started by Keith in Luthier Talk

7 on Thursday
Reply by Mark McLean

Linseed oil? Education needed.

Hobbyist here, non professional. Can anyone chime in on the use of linseed oil on fingerboards?  I was watching a few different YouTube vi…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

17 Mar 9
Reply by Lee Gendvilas

How far to scrape top wood underneath the bridge?

Hey Guys! First post here in this community. First I´d like to say I´m a fan of Frank Ford and his ways to tackling issues on guitars. Rea…

Started by Alexis Magni in Luthier Talk

18 Feb 26
Reply by jbbancroft


This is a guitar that I have owned for many years.  Recently the bridge split just in front of the saddle.  Before trying to remove the bri…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

6 Feb 25
Reply by George Roberts

Anyone have Disston Abraders to Trade?

Hi, I have a couple duplicate Disston Abraders, seeing if anyone has other styles or fine grit ones to trade. I have a 403C and a 404C. An…

Started by Mike Cornwall in Luthier Talk

4 Feb 19
Reply by Mike Cornwall

Repairing the bass from hell!

I first posted about this repair under “ advise on repairing a bad heel break” well I’m almost ready to string this bass up once I glue som…

Started by jbbancroft in Luthier Talk

4 Feb 18
Reply by Ron Frazier

Flexible strap clamps

Hi all I have a fingerboard to replace on an old neck and was considering using the flexible strap clamps that Touchstone Tonewood sell. …

Started by Dave Sparrow in Luthier Talk

7 Feb 18
Reply by Ron Frazier


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