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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…

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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…

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Saddle Height

Hey all. I'm having an issue where despite having a perfect neck angle on the guitar, the saddle height is fairly low in order to get just…

Started by mr smits

0 7 minutes ago

Positioning scarf joint

I like to use an under-the-fingerboard scarf joint when building, but I'm having trouble positioning it right. I always get the tip of the…

Started by Mac McElwain

0 8 hours ago

Hello All!

Hi Folks,  just saying hello.  I'm usually pretty busy between the shop, and life, but appreciate Frank accepting my membership request. T…

Started by Kirby Francis

0 9 hours ago

How Should I Adjust the Action on a: Eko Ranger XII VR Eq

How Should I Adjust the Action on a: Eko Ranger XII VR Eq See guitar here:

Started by Norwegian_Wood

8 yesterday
Reply by Ray NAYLOR

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

21 yesterday
Reply by Mike Kolb

Scale length

I just bought a wreck of a Terada TW90 (dreadnought), which is considered as a very good japanese from the 70s. The guitar may need a new f…

Started by Bob Steinarsson

6 on Sunday
Reply by Mark McLean

Strap Pin at Heel

This question is the opposite of what is usually posted. I dislike strap pins at the heel and wonder how to plug the hole left by the screw

Started by John Sobczak

13 Jan 16
Reply by Nathan Laudenbach

Hall of "shame"

Some fun stuff I found working on instruments 

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

17 Jan 15
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

Hide glue as pore filler?

Hello All,It looks like I'll never end my search for a clear pore filler that I can make work!I use hot hide glue for almost everything in…

Started by Brian Burns

5 Jan 15
Reply by Brian Burns

Segmented saddle bone and "turbo plugs" revisited

I made a fuzz on this board some time ago enthusiastically telling about the "amazing things" I've just discovered back then. Now time has…

Started by Roger Häggström

0 Jan 11


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