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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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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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Dating a vintage Washburn acoustic

Can anyone here recommend any resources or reading materials for accurately determining the age and approximate value of older, pre war Was…

Started by Ian Pender in Luthier Talk

23 May 14
Reply by George Roberts

Old Gibson laminated top braces ?

Never seen this on a Gibson....All the top braces are like this...Back braces are normal tapered single piece braces....Any clues ?

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

3 May 10
Reply by thefishinmusician

Blackening Wood Strips for Purfling?

Hi Have a 70s Granada from Japan with a minor crush in the lower bout. Need to replace about a 4" section of six layer purfling (WhBlWhBl…

Started by Mark in Luthier Talk

10 May 1
Reply by Mark McLean

Mirror Shine on Black Gibson LP Custom

A friend asked me to clean up the top of his old black Les Paul. The lacquer on the "elbow area" was worn and dirty. Washing did not help.…

Started by Bob Steinarsson in Luthier Talk

2 Apr 30
Reply by Bob Steinarsson

LG-1 bracing

Got this curious LG-1 in the shop....No serial number...Painted back of headstock ( looks original )...My question...What's the deal with t…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

1 Apr 27
Reply by thefishinmusician

Ovation rescue... Yes, I know...

Hi folks, I've been asked to salvage a cheap Ovation Celebrity (made in Korea) for a local music store.  This instrument is a repair (majo…

Started by Chris Vallillo in Luthier Talk

6 Apr 23
Reply by Taffy Evans

Hot wire foam cutter for neck removal...

I looked , and didn't see anything about this that I could find other than the stewmac tool that costs around 80 bucks...I purchased a pair…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

32 Apr 20
Reply by Pierre Castonguay

Congratulations to Roger Hagstromm

Member Roger and his work is the subject of the cover story of the latest issue of American Lutherie.

Started by Joshua Levin-Epstein in Luthier Talk

8 Apr 19
Reply by Roger Häggström

My Vice. Bench or Island pedestal Mounted.

Hi, when I responded to the post on island bench/vice some time ago and showed what I have used for many years, I had not looked at the lin…

Started by Taffy Evans in Luthier Talk

1 Apr 18
Reply by Roger Häggström

Danelectro 59 wiring issue

I bought a  danelectro 59 guitar (maybe second hand, but they told me it was new) it has the problem the 3 positions switch doesn´t work (i…

Started by Guillermo Rizzo in Luthier Talk

5 Apr 1
Reply by Guillermo Rizzo


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