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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

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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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Fret tang crimpers/mashers

Hi, chaps! Looking for cheaper alternative to the StewMac tang crimpers. Any ideas?

Started by Keith

0 5 hours ago

Guild 2005 CV-1 neck reset....

Expecting a 2005 Guild CV-1 'Grand Auditorium' this weekend for a look-see. The owner was quoted an hefty amount for a neck reset (and subs…

Started by Mike Kolb

2 18 hours ago
Reply by Jay Lowe

Pickguard Scar

This is a Martin 1-42 from 1917 that I have owned for many years.  At one point somebody had glued on a pickguard that had then been remove…

Started by George Roberts

7 yesterday
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Silvestri Mandolin minus headstock

Hi everyone , This concerns a mandolin from Silvestri in Sicily , maybe 100yrs old ? Maybe not . Anyway the headstock was broken off and re…

Started by Len Biglin

8 on Sunday
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Re-Fret Issue -- Ends of frets not seating

Hey all. I've done one refret ever, and it turned out great. But in that case the frets removed where the same size as the frets replaced.…

Started by mr smits

4 on Saturday
Reply by Mike Kolb

Old Guitar Help

Hi I’ve not posted to this forum as I’m too busy reading the postings. It’s excellent and thank you for all the contributions. I have just…

Started by MARK HARRIS

2 on Saturday

Strat broken rod .

Today's question is a strat with truss rod sheared off in the nut. Its an American std with walnut ring etc . So I've got the nut out but t…

Started by Len Biglin

4 May 15
Reply by Len Biglin

tacoma acoustic bass guitar

Hello all,I have a Tacoma bass guitar in my shop. I took it on as a project because of how it was presented to me. When I brought it home a…

Started by Lee Gendvilas

6 May 14
Reply by Lee Gendvilas

Martin CEO-4R back bow .

Hi all , this concerns a limited edition martin "CEO's choice dreadnaught . The neck has a back bow with no tension on truss . Fretboard is…

Started by Len Biglin

6 May 5
Reply by Len Biglin

Bone Glue - Does anyone have experience with it?

Greetings, I use hide glue quite a bit and recently a European woodworker I correspond with recommended I try bone glue. He said it is po…

Started by Doug Berch

4 May 1
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