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Need help dating my Washburn guitare

Hi there! I just acquired this turn of the century Whasburn guitar, There is a serial number but no model number visible. Old black and whi…

Started by Jeff Whalen

5 Sep 5
Reply by Jeff Whalen

Summit fret tang nippers. Anyone tried them?

I need some new tang nippers for jumbo wire. Anyone used the Summit ones from Jescar? 

Started by David Farmer

11 Sep 3
Reply by Robbie Collins

Any luthier's out there have any pointers for charango

Hi, i was hoping there are a few luthiers, that may have any pointers for me, for making a charango. Any spects or measurments, or advice ?…

Started by Steve

6 Aug 30
Reply by Markus Schmid

Age of Gibson Tenor Guitar

Once again I would like to tap into your pool of accumulated experience and knowledge to help me to identify the age of this Gibson Tenor a…

Started by Dave Yelverton

7 Aug 30
Reply by Dave Yelverton

Black Grain Filler

Can anyone tell me how to get a black color for a pore filler? The Stew-Mac water base ebony dries out to a shade of grey (not acceptable).…

Started by Allen L Wall

17 Aug 29
Reply by Allen L Wall

Ovation Matrix replacement neck

I read a discussion thread on here from March/April 2010 regarding the dressing of frets on an Ovation Matrix couldn't be done…

Started by Richard Green

0 Aug 28

Yamaha FG-375S needs a new truss rod - any insight?

Pleased to present for your consideration. . . . . . . . . Also, I'm a hobbyist, not a professional repair person.    I just acquired a 1…

Started by John Yungbluth

24 Aug 26
Reply by David Burchfield


I'm thrashing around trying to find a good alternative to Indian Rosewood for fingerboards. I bet I'm not alone in this! Does anyone have e…

Started by Mac McElwain

14 Aug 24
Reply by Mac McElwain

Frets with wide tang

A friend's guitar needs new frets in his very old jazz guitar. The old frets have a tang that measures 0,0275". The frets are without barbs…

Started by Bob Steinarsson

1 Aug 21
Reply by Murray MacLeod

Sears and Roebuck finishes

My cousin brought me a Sears Roebuck guitar model 319. It is an heirloom that he would like me to make playable again.  He also would like…

Started by Lee Baker

1 Aug 18
Reply by Greg Mirken


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