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Improving plywood acoustics sound: lacquer finish removal

I have an old acoustic/electric AEL20 plywood guitar by Ibanez; the instrument really has a great look, play-ability, mechanics etc..... al…

Started by Mikheil Tsitsishvili

3 Aug 10
Reply by Mikheil Tsitsishvili

Quality work.

Hi All, its winter time down under and we could all use a good laugh:    every now and again our repair section get something that make you…

Started by Russell Vance

7 Aug 8
Reply by peter meyer

Split x brace

So I’m new to the page but wanted to get some advice. I have a 2011 Taylor 414 CE. I noticed this morning that the x brace is starting to s…

Started by Thomas Klose

3 Aug 5
Reply by Mark McLean

Spruce/Pine " Made In Sweden "

I was gifted several 1" x 6" x8' boards with the only identifier is the sticker shown. I know there are a plethora of spruce / pine speci…

Started by Redacted

4 Aug 4
Reply by Russell Vance

Guild F512 Neck Set

Anyone know what joint is inside this beast?

Started by Thomas James

11 Aug 2
Reply by Thomas James

Shaping neck of a Taylor 314CE

I'm re-shaping neck of a Taylor 314CE and would like to know how much wood I have between the back of the neck and the truss rod. Saw the T…

Started by Bob Harris

4 Jul 28
Reply by Mark McLean

Should I reset this neck?

This is the same Yamaha FG 365S from my drop-fill thread. That's just a minor thing, off course, this is the big one and I'm really torn.…

Started by Gert van der Does

5 Jul 26
Reply by Gert van der Does

Gibson MK-35

I have a Gibson MK35 in the shop that needs a lot of work.  One big item is a neck reset.  I was wondering if anyone knew if this guitar ne…

Started by David Anderson

3 Jul 22
Reply by Palle Clausen

Regal parlour , strange wood .

Hi guys , What do you think this wood might be ? Its a 1940's regal parlour .

Started by Len Biglin

2 Jul 19
Reply by Paul Breen

StewMac Neck Jig

As a sorta follow-up to my other post about fret leveling, I'm wondering how many of you are using the StewMac neck jig or similar? If you…

Started by Keith Somerville

3 Jul 19
Reply by Keith Somerville


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