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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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Gibson L-5 Repair

I have a serious back crack on a Gibson L-5. Any repair ideas. Hopefully I can add photos. Thanks Jim

Started by jbbancroft in Luthier Talk

12 on Tuesday
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Anyone here build a UV light box for fading finishes?

 I have more that one project to get up and running, and the finishes are the topic today. I need  to build one  of these. It will be high…

Started by Kerry Krishna in Luthier Talk

0 Mar 29

Help identifying a product

I recall reading in an article somewhere about a product that could be used during the finishing process to check the work for irregulariti…

Started by Scott Supak in Luthier Talk

2 Mar 25
Reply by Scott Supak

What brand is this parlor guitar?

Can someone tell me who made this parlor guitar?  See the image.

Started by Dave Hanna in Luthier Talk

2 Mar 24
Reply by Michael Tulloch

Trussrod socket thought....

Just causally "quarantining" (is that a word?!)  around the shop today and thought of an idea to help solve a problem that seems to surface…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

7 Mar 21
Reply by Mike Kolb

Go big or go home...

After futzing around for several years back in the '90s with various top-mounted jigs for routing saddle slots (and not 100% happy with the…

Started by Mark A. Kane in Luthier Talk

11 Mar 16
Reply by Jon Whitney

Classical guitar bridge question

Presented for your consideration............... A friend brought me his uncles old 1978 Alhambra classical guitar.  It was a tourist grade…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

3 Mar 9
Reply by Frank Ford

Engraved Inlays

I finally had my 1899 Washburn guitar re-fretted (some had been filed as low as 0.015").  I picked it up last week and the new frets are wo…

Started by Gary Zazkowski in Luthier Talk

5 Mar 7
Reply by John Yungbluth

Vox Wyman teardrop bass

Help anyone! I picked up a neck from a 60s Vox Wyman bass that needed a fair bit of TLC.  Now that it's back in one piece I'm planning to b…

Started by Dave Sparrow in Luthier Talk

0 Mar 5

Unusual pickguard static issue

Hi everybody, I've just setup a Mexican Fender P-Bass a d have run into an unusual issue. The owner was experiencing some static crackle w…

Started by Darren in Luthier Talk

8 Mar 5
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