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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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Extra long bridge pins needed

I need a set of extra long bridge pins. We're working on a 70's Gibson J-50 that has had some strange repairs done. Primarily, it's had a w…

Started by Steve Baker in Luthier Talk

2 4 hours ago
Reply by Mark Fogleman

Pearl Fingerboard Bruno Mandolin

I recently purchased this turn of the century Bruno Bowlback mandolin with a pearl fingerboard.  As you can see, it's missing several secti…

Started by Chris Vallillo in Luthier Talk

20 yesterday
Reply by Roger Häggström

best wood for neck dovetail shims?

I have a 1946 Epiphone Zephyr archtop that needed a neck reset - the cheeks of the dovetail were pulling away from the sides, and the neck…

Started by Brian Evans in Luthier Talk

8 yesterday
Reply by Frank Ford

Laminating white binding...

First time caller, long time listener.  I've got myself into an odd pickle here and need some advice to ease my mind. I'm attempting to re…

Started by Sadler in Luthier Talk

4 on Saturday
Reply by Howard Klepper

Source for vintage Martin-style pickguards?

I have looked at all the usual sources, but no one seems to make a truly authentic-looking pickguard material that replicates the look of a…

Started by Dave McCarty in Luthier Talk

2 on Friday
Reply by Dave McCarty

Truss Rod Nut

Hi Everybody! I have an old Electra semi-hollow body with a stripped truss rod nut. It looks to be a M6x1.0 thread, with an outer diameter…

Started by Cyrus Comiskey in Luthier Talk

4 on Friday
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Signs and symptoms of lack of humidity in electric guitars

I know what the signs are in acoustic guitars, but other that necks shrinking side to side and frets starting to stick out, and lacquer sta…

Started by Kerry Krishna in Luthier Talk

3 on Thursday
Reply by Bobby Davis

Buzzing/sitar sound after refret and fret level

I'm honing my refret skills, done a few now. Probably 50 fret levels. Read all the books watched Dans DVDs, had success with my other fret…

Started by Luke Single in Luthier Talk

4 on Wednesday
Reply by Roger Häggström

Strange Truss Rod Nut .

Hi everyone , this concerns a mexican 5 string bass neck . The truss nut was a 3/16 hex (I think) and well inside the hole . Somehow the he…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

0 on Wednesday

Harmony End Block: jack install.

Greetings All, The Harmony on the bench has a very thick end block (not uncommon as Ihave subsequently found) and consequently the Endpin J…

Started by Russell Vance in Luthier Talk

9 Mar 19
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