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Intonation again

This is a nice article about nut and saddle intonation on classical guitars. I have read it and had to skip most of the hard core mathemati…

Started by Roger Häggström

3 May 10
Reply by Roger Häggström

centre seam gap .

Hi friends , Im after some advise on this centre seam , the gap opened up while removing the bridge . I had masked with masking tape (for s…

Started by Len Biglin

5 May 9
Reply by Len Biglin

Cleat making jig

Hairline cracks glued with hot hide glue are stable and new cracks will probably come next to the glued crack. But HHG don't fill out voids…

Started by Roger Häggström

2 May 8
Reply by Roger Häggström

Reducing chipping on Ebony fretboard .

Hi guys , Ive been refretting an ebony board and it"s flaking and chipping like crazy . The job is done now , but Ive been wondering if a s…

Started by Len Biglin

5 May 7
Reply by Roger Häggström

1997 V-Series Strat - Bridge Splays Strings Too Widely?

This guitar just came in with an action complaint. It is a '57 Vintage Reissue. The action is fine, but playing it revealed that bending st…

Started by Robbie Collins

24 May 4
Reply by Walter W Wright

Nifty magnet articles!

Since we've all used magnets for clamping, aligning, etc. I'd like to share a link to an outfit that always has great little articles publi…

Started by Mike Kolb

3 May 4
Reply by Robbie Collins

How much heat, to loosen fingerboard extension(w/ ivoroid binding), for reset?

To avoid torching the flammable celluloid?  How have others handled this?

Started by Dave Richard

3 May 4
Reply by Robbie Collins

lacquer woes, old & new

Problem #1:  A customer's HD-28, from the mid-90's.  Several years ago he applied a Herco clear 'Top Pickguard', a plastic rectangle above…

Started by Dave Richard

12 May 3
Reply by Dave Richard

Minor triumphs

Hello All, Every so often I'll come up with solutions to trivial problems, and I've taken to calling them "minor triumphs". The satisfactio…

Started by Brian Burns

8 Apr 30
Reply by Russell Vance

Pricing stainless steel fret dress

I don't do this, but I've started wondering of late if I ought to charge more for dressing stainless steel frets. The last job, an old Toka…

Started by Keith R

32 Apr 28
Reply by David Farmer


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