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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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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…

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Steaming a Martin bolt-on .

When drilling steam holes for neck removal on a Martin D-1R , is it the same procedure as a dovetail ? It is a one piece mahogany neck , wi…

Started by Len Biglin

0 6 minutes ago

P. Benson Parlor restoration

Hi All, New to the forum. I came across your board while doing some research on a P Benson Parlor guitar restoration I am tackling. Unfortu…

Started by William Johanson

9 20 hours ago
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Can this neck be saved?

Hello all, I am new to the forum and currently working on my third build. I got too aggressive sanding the neck at the nut on the treble si…

Started by John Gibson

2 on Tuesday
Reply by Russell Vance

resetting a newer J-45

Just curious if anyone here's had to reset a newer Gibson J-45. I did a '60s model some years back and it was a no-brainer, but I've never…

Started by Chris Scott

5 on Sunday
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Beveled tail block

I'm always looking for something new for me to try. I had a classical guitar in for repair, the guitar had been dropped and the the top was…

Started by Roger Häggström

18 on Sunday
Reply by Robbie Collins

Need air filtration system for my 1000 SF shop

 The dust in here is amazingly bad, and I am not talking sawdust. I remember the electrostatic Oreck filters and such. I am not sure how to…

Started by Kerry Krishna

5 Feb 15
Reply by Brian Burns


Been busy in this forum showing off some things I do. The proof is in the pudding. Here are some slides of the latest finished "GammelGura"…

Started by Roger Häggström

9 Feb 13
Reply by Roger Häggström

Is a neck rest necessary?

I was wondering if a guitar neck rest like the rock-n-roller from StewMac, or the kind that Dave from Dave's world of fun stuff is necessar…

Started by Jim Figurski

13 Feb 13
Reply by Hesh Breakstone

Fret Tang Nipper Substitute?

When undercutting the fret wire on a bound neck, I have used a jeweler's saw to make the cuts, and a fine pillar file to clean up the cuts.…

Started by George Roberts

9 Feb 10
Reply by Howard Klepper

Looking for thread on removing/redoing Waverley Tuner buttons...

Since search function is no longer working, I am just trying to find that old thread for some answers on a thread on Collings Forum. Any he…

Started by Kerry Krishna

7 Feb 7
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