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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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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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Fretboard fall-away....Yea or Nay?

Hope everyone had a fine turkey-day!  This isn't a specific repair-related topic, but what's the general consensus about using (or dealing-…

Started by Mike Kolb

2 yesterday
Reply by Walter W Wright

1953 Gibson LG 1 top and back radius question

Presented for your consideration............... I have a 1953 Gibson LG 1 that is in the process of being extensively repaired.  It's miss…

Started by John Yungbluth

2 yesterday
Reply by John Yungbluth

Thick Varnish on a Bruno

This Bruno parlor guitar came with its original coffin case.  The guitar itself is about as close to a basket case as they come.  It was he…

Started by George Roberts

12 Nov 22
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Dremel Routing Fret Slots

I have always done the old pick, saw, and/or knife cleaning. I am considering checking out the dremel method with the 1/32" bit. I have dre…

Started by Thomas James

41 Nov 16
Reply by Frank SIlano

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

9 Nov 14
Reply by Taffy Evans

Truss nut replacement for 80s Sigma DT-4 (Korean)

Hi Hoping someone here might be able to help. Recently acquired a Made in Korea Sigma acoustic. 5mm truss nut is nearly rounded in the sock…

Started by Mark

5 Nov 14
Reply by Taffy Evans

Broken Bakelite Richenbacher

I've got a Ricky Lap steel with a broken neck. It is a clean break where the tenon/neck joins the body. Have any of you had any experience…

Started by Don Daringer

9 Nov 9
Reply by Don Daringer

Clouded finish

Looking for advice on dealing with stubborn white cloudy finish. I have spots resulting from steaming a neck joint (a neck with a broken he…

Started by Colin O'Brien

2 Oct 30
Reply by Mike Kolb

Binding question...

After all these years of tinkering with everyone else's guitars, I'm finally getting around to actually making one of my own!  It's been a…

Started by Mike Kolb

5 Oct 24
Reply by Mike Kolb

Laminated Archtop Plates

Looks like Acme Archtops under new ownership is not in business anymore.  Anyone here know of a good source for laminated plates?  I am not…

Started by Terence Kennedy

0 Oct 14


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