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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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Sideways - out Fender frets with a bound neck...

Got a well warped bound neck with the added bonus of a thickskin finish...The neck will be going in to be Plekked ( I don't do it , the sto…

Started by thefishinmusician

0 5 hours ago

Paisley fender is cracking and loose .

Hi guys , My customer has a paisley front tele bass from 1968 . Rare ! But the paisley overlay is cracking and lifting a little . Does anyo…

Started by Len Biglin

5 5 hours ago
Reply by thefishinmusician

HHG question

Doesn't always happen, but I've got an unusually solid dovetail fit happening on a D18 neck reset.  I'm getting ready to do the glue-in in…

Started by Mike Kolb

6 yesterday
Reply by Mike Kolb

Shelf saddle

Got a Martin guitar with the old sharp intonation on the low E string..  So I made this shelf saddle..

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

4 yesterday
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Go big or go home...

After futzing around for several years back in the '90s with various top-mounted jigs for routing saddle slots (and not 100% happy with the…

Started by Mark A. Kane

6 yesterday
Reply by Mark A. Kane

Peavey SD-9, Landola made, structural weakness between the sound hole and neck block

Presented for your consideration........... I'm getting around to resetting the neck and cleaning up an old repair on a Peavey SD-9 acoust…

Started by John Yungbluth

3 Nov 28
Reply by John Yungbluth

Washburn by Lyon and Healy

I have a Washburn model 5201 in for repair. There are three metal inserts on the front side of the bridge (facing the neck) - possibly bras…

Started by Michael Trietsch

2 Nov 27
Reply by Russell Vance

Of Strings & Pickups

Hello, I have a beautiful Avalon 12string that sounds awesome, but would like some advice on sound hole pickups & strings please. Curre…

Started by Brian T. Williams

4 Nov 24
Reply by Brian T. Williams

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

11 Nov 23
Reply by Paul Breen

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

14 Nov 22
Reply by steve carmody


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