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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 FordLatest Reply

Searching the Forum. . .

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 MrGlynLatest Reply

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69 Hummingbird w/ strange bridge plugs

Working on a 69 Hummingbird, in for a bridge reglue. I'm scratching my head a bit as to why someone did this at some point? any thoughts? a…

Started by David Edward Helmer

3 13 hours ago
Reply by David Edward Helmer

Adding a truss rod to a classical guitar - Neck or sound hole nut?

Presented for your consideration............... Another out of the dumpster, and onto my workbench project. I've acquired awhile back old…

Started by John Yungbluth

4 17 hours ago
Reply by Russell Vance

Source For Inlay/Overlay Material

Any recommendation as to a source for pearloid/celluloid material as shown on the fingerboard of this  Stromberg Voisinet?   https://godzil…

Started by Redacted

0 on Tuesday

New stew mac heat stick

Has anyone  tryed the new Stew Mac heat stick method of neck removal?

Started by peter meyer

10 Jul 9
Reply by Tai Fu

Removing an old patch/cleat

Hi all! I don't know what it's been like for you all, but I've been very busy here since lockdown restrictions were eased. One guitar, is…

Started by Keith Somerville

1 Jul 8
Reply by jbbancroft

Covid 19 protocol for shop

Wondering if anyone has changed how they operate repair shops to optimize safety during this pandemic. Comments appreciated. I have added a…

Started by harrison phipps

1 Jul 8
Reply by Russell Vance


I am looking for a Set of pivot bolts for my LTD...the trem is like a floyd but says edge o it

Started by joe butkins

2 Jul 5
Reply by joe butkins

Scale length for resonator guitar

In measuring the scale length for a resonator guitar, do you measure to the exact center of the spider bridge slot or to the front of said…

Started by Allen L Wall

2 Jul 3
Reply by Allen L Wall

Gibson L5 tailpiece .

Hi everyone , I have a customer who has an L5 from '34 , the tailpiece has torn apart with metal fatigue . These seem to be notoriously sca…

Started by Len Biglin

2 Jul 3
Reply by Len Biglin

Proper method of cleaning/removing decades of surface dirt, grime & etc. from old lacquer finishes.

Where to start with an instrument from 1928-30 that has wonderful checking. I know I cannot get aggressive but I have a finally guitar on t…

Started by Redacted

9 Jul 2
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