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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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Gibson Everly Brothers Pickguard Advice

I've just finished repairing a Gibson Everly Brothers guitar that belongs to me. It's a pretty rare cherry sunburst model from 1994. It nee…

Started by Harry G Quattlebaum in Luthier Talk

5 7 hours ago
Reply by Mark McLean

12 string string tensions

Hello, hope everyone is keeping safe & well. I have a Guild Starfire 1V 12string, 3 years old with a set, three piece (reinforced) nec…

Started by Brian T. Williams in Luthier Talk

3 yesterday
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The Most Difficult Neck Reset .. need ideas

greetings, I have acquired a very rare Weymann & Son (Philadelphia) double-neck harp guitar.  It needs a neck(s) reset.  All Weymann gu…

Started by onewent in Luthier Talk

12 on Thursday
Reply by Taffy Evans

Compression Fretting with bar frets

Hi folks, I recently acquired an early Martin, possibly a model 17, somewhere around 1867 thru 1889. No serial number but stamped on the in…

Started by Nathan Peirson in Luthier Talk

1 on Thursday
Reply by Paul Verticchio

Awkward crack

Hi, guys. Hope you're all busy! On the bench, I have this J45 with a long crack. On the inside, you can see a section of the kerfing has al…

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

8 Feb 28
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Stewmac Heat Stick

Hey all. -Have you tried the stewmac heatstick for removing necks? -If so, how was it? Did it work and heat/loosen the neck in a reasonabl…

Started by mr smits in Luthier Talk

25 Feb 28
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Any way to flatten a maple fingerboard

I am doing a neck with stick reset on a 1928 National wood bodied Triolian.  This guitar came to me with a previously stripped finish and m…

Started by Frank Capo in Luthier Talk

7 Feb 27
Reply by onewent

Maxing out a banjo coordinator rod?

Howdy, I have a question about banjo coordinator rods... What is the maximum amount a coordinator rod can be adjusted? Thanks for your…

Started by Ryan Matzen in Luthier Talk

10 Feb 27
Reply by Ryan Matzen

Framus Black Rose Deluxe

I have a Framus Black Rose Deluxe arch top on the bench , the neck is very bowed and as the machine heads are large like classical type , I…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

2 Feb 25
Reply by Greg Mirken

Vintage Pickup

I acquired a Madeira (by Guild) A-35 acoustic guitar with an unrepairable top. I am putting a new Sitka Spruce top on it. Just for me, jus…

Started by Lee Baker in Luthier Talk

3 Feb 21
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