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any body recognize this peg head logo?

any body recognize this peg head logo? (SEE IMAGE)

Started by Dave Hanna

6 Jan 30
Reply by Mark McLean

Gibson LP Jr's feeding back .

My customer has a lot of experience and is touring , he is having trouble with his Gibson les Paul Jr's feeding back , they would be less t…

Started by Len Biglin

5 Jan 29
Reply by Walter W Wright

Latitude for oversized fret slot widths on a new nut

Greetings,    I am wondering if there is an accepted oversize dimension for nut slot withs on steel stringed instruments (i.e. banjo, guita…

Started by Mark McCornack

3 Jan 27
Reply by Walter W Wright

Ramirez 1a Refinish Next Steps

After going around in circles on diagnosing this '71 Ramiriez 1a, I've determined and done the following: 1.  The soundboard had been refin…

Started by Colin Caissie

4 Jan 16
Reply by Colin Caissie

Regarding the right glue for right job.

Hi, there was a post recently started by Walter regarding the best glues for certain guitar repair and/or building tasks. I came across thi…

Started by Taffy Evans

6 Dec 28, 2023
Reply by Walter W Wright


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 Ford

30 Dec 11, 2023
Reply by Frank Ford

Crack in the wood or just in the finish?

Hello, I just discovered what it seems to be a crack in the wood, it runs just parallel with the grain, so at first I thought it was a crac…

Started by Riccardo Rinaudo

8 Dec 5, 2023
Reply by Carl Dickinson

'68 Stratocster re-fret question

Hello All,    I have an old strat neck that I am getting up the nerve to re-fret. I have done a few original fret jobs over the years, but…

Started by Mark McCornack

4 Nov 30, 2023
Reply by Mark McCornack

Remove staining on unfinished sides

I'm building a pair of parlor guitars, one of which has a set of highly figured sides. I was a bit worried about these sides cracking while…

Started by Ian Pender

1 Nov 27, 2023
Reply by Paul Breen

!971 Ramirez 1A top has me perplexed.

I cannot figure out what was done to this guitar.  I found it for cheap, and expect to improve it, if not restore it.  Looks lie someone re…

Started by Colin Caissie

10 Nov 17, 2023
Reply by Colin Caissie


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