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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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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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Fender Palomino "Broomstick" removal?

I have a Fender Palomino in my shop that the top has caved in under the saddles and has cracked/ broken out the top and bridge plate. The b…

Started by Matt Dreher in Luthier Talk

11 3 hours ago
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

CA Glue on Finish

I got a little CA glue on neck just below the fretboard.  What’s the best way, if any, to remove it? Thanks, Mark

Started by Mark Ballard in Luthier Talk

5 12 hours ago
Reply by Mark Ballard

Warping ebony fingerboard

About a year ago, I replaced an ebony fingerboard on a Beard resophonic.  Pretty standard install... the board over the neck was glued and…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

4 15 hours ago
Reply by Mike Kolb

Got the Holiday 'Wish List' started yet?

If I were 20yrs old, just starting out and had some ""crazy money" to burn for a full set of these diamond nut files, they'd probably be at…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

2 on Thursday
Reply by Paul Eisenbrey

Taylor Neck Reset - Stacking Shims?

Hello All, I'm working on a Taylor Baby with really high action.  There is only one shim on these models under the fretboard tongue (there…

Started by Chris Shaltis in Luthier Talk

10 on Wednesday
Reply by Chris Shaltis

33 Martin 0-17

Hi guys , I have 1933 Martin 0-17 on the bench , the owner has just bought it . It seems to have been sprayed with a satin lacquer which sh…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

5 Nov 12
Reply by Len Biglin

What is it?

Saw this at our classic all purpose music store, the Folk Shop in Tucson. They’ve had this for a while and it has no label or logo. Clearly…

Started by LARRY KLOSE in Luthier Talk

7 Nov 11
Reply by Todd Reich

Need bridge thickness for 76 Gibson J-45/50

I have acquired a 76 Gibson J-45/50 that I suspect has had the bridge thinned to get the action lower on a guitar that needs a neck re-set.…

Started by Paul Breen in Luthier Talk

3 Nov 9
Reply by Richard Bales

Brace radius jig

Made a jig to give brace blanks a small radius, 30" for the top braces and 20" for the bottom ones, using a toggle clamp, a long plane and…

Started by Roger Häggström in Luthier Talk

4 Nov 1
Reply by Redacted

The mummified guitar..

Well this was what I found when I needed to replace a couple of potentiometers in the old Guild.. Sorry here is the picture :) It's to keep…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen in Luthier Talk

1 Oct 28


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