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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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Neck Heat Press Device?

I want to obtain a neck heat press device like the one in the pictures in the link. Does anyone know  where to buy one? Or, does anyone kno…

Started by Jeff Perkins in Luthier Talk

24 on Wednesday
Reply by Allan Bacon

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

13 Jun 12
Reply by Dave Richard

Left-hand right-hand tuner swap

Hi, this may be already known to many of you out there, but I’ll share it anyway. Some years ago, I ordered Sperzel tuning machines, the lo…

Started by Taffy Evans in Luthier Talk

2 Jun 9
Reply by Russell Vance

Hofner 12 String Rebuild Advice

I picked up as parts a Hofner 12 string acoustic circa 1966. Seems to be inspired by a J50 or B45-12. It has a massive tune o matic style…

Started by Frank Capo in Luthier Talk

11 Jun 6
Reply by Frank Capo

Aria A558 : Neck re-set ::What can explain this?

Presented for your consideration............... I have a late 60's - early 70's model A558 Aria classical that needs a neck re-set.  Thi…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

13 May 30
Reply by Taffy Evans

Piezo pickup failure?

A customer has brought me a guitar with a K&K Pure Mini installed, and it's not making any output.  I've even disconnected the piezo's…

Started by Eric Gleason in Luthier Talk

7 May 29
Reply by Roger Häggström

Fine tuning a neck re-set

Hi Folks, I've been re-setting the neck of a Harmony Stella 12 string and have run into an issue I've dealt with before. As I get closer t…

Started by Chris Vallillo in Luthier Talk

2 May 23
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Distinguishing quartersawn from flatsawn Brazilian rosewood.

Any way to tell if the rosewood is quartersawn by looking at it?  (see attached pic)

Started by Jeff Bolek in Luthier Talk

3 May 18
Reply by Greg Mirken

Measuring the gap from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of a straightedge to determine the need for a neck reset.

Does anyone know the gap size measured from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of a straightedge to determine the need for a neck reset…

Started by Jeff Bolek in Luthier Talk

8 May 18
Reply by Jeff Bolek

Bremerman Guitars (Indianapolis)

Looking for info on Indianapolis ukuulele and guitar builder Frank Bremerman who got patent #600,507 on March 15, 1898 for an improved neck…

Started by Patrick Grant in Luthier Talk

2 May 17
Reply by Ken Parr


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