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CA Glue on Finish

I got a little CA glue on neck just below the fretboard.  What’s the best way, if any, to remove it? Thanks, Mark

Started by Mark Ballard

5 Nov 18
Reply by Mark Ballard

Got the Holiday 'Wish List' started yet?

If I were 20yrs old, just starting out and had some ""crazy money" to burn for a full set of these diamond nut files, they'd probably be at…

Started by Mike Kolb

2 Nov 14
Reply by Paul Eisenbrey

Taylor Neck Reset - Stacking Shims?

Hello All, I'm working on a Taylor Baby with really high action.  There is only one shim on these models under the fretboard tongue (there…

Started by Chris Shaltis

10 Nov 13
Reply by Chris Shaltis

33 Martin 0-17

Hi guys , I have 1933 Martin 0-17 on the bench , the owner has just bought it . It seems to have been sprayed with a satin lacquer which sh…

Started by Len Biglin

5 Nov 12
Reply by Len Biglin

What is it?

Saw this at our classic all purpose music store, the Folk Shop in Tucson. They’ve had this for a while and it has no label or logo. Clearly…

Started by LARRY KLOSE

7 Nov 11
Reply by Todd Reich

Need bridge thickness for 76 Gibson J-45/50

I have acquired a 76 Gibson J-45/50 that I suspect has had the bridge thinned to get the action lower on a guitar that needs a neck re-set.…

Started by Paul Breen

3 Nov 9
Reply by Richard Bales

Brace radius jig

Made a jig to give brace blanks a small radius, 30" for the top braces and 20" for the bottom ones, using a toggle clamp, a long plane and…

Started by Roger Häggström

4 Nov 1
Reply by Redacted

The mummified guitar..

Well this was what I found when I needed to replace a couple of potentiometers in the old Guild.. Sorry here is the picture :) It's to keep…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

1 Oct 28

shelf-nut on les paul

making a shelf nut. by the time it's correct, the shelf for the chubby E string will protrude 3mm from the original nut position. is this a…

Started by Nick - p

4 Oct 28
Reply by Todd Reich

Stew Mac heat stick. What length?

Going to order a heat stick. I do both deep and shallow body neck resets on occasion. Can I just order the long version and use it on both…

Started by J. Ensalaco

3 Oct 27
Reply by Walter W Wright


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