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Old A Style Mandolin.

Hi everyone . An old Gibson mandolin has come in which needs a little work . Its pretty straight forward but I don't have much experience w…

Started by Len Biglin

4 Sep 3
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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

25 Aug 31
Reply by Frank Ford

70's Takamine 12 string Neck reset

Hi all,  I have a 70's Takamine 12 string in for a reset. The neck was very difficult to get off txs to the unforgiving epoxy used and the…

Started by Simon Appleton

4 Aug 29
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DiGiorgio classical with de-laminating back

I have a Brazilian made DiGiorgio classical on the bench...It has multiple back " cracks " that are erupting across it...At first , I thoug…

Started by thefishinmusician

8 Aug 28
Reply by Taffy Evans

Aria A558 : Neck re-set ::What can explain this?

Presented for your consideration............... I have a late 60's - early 70's model A558 Aria classical that needs a neck re-set.  Thi…

Started by John Yungbluth

14 Aug 27
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Hide glue as pore filler?

Hello All,It looks like I'll never end my search for a clear pore filler that I can make work!I use hot hide glue for almost everything in…

Started by Brian Burns

6 Aug 27
Reply by wood addict

what kind of polishdo you use in your shop and why?

 I've always used thinner water like polishes as I do not like to get stuck on an instrument trying to remove oily polishes that never real…

Started by wood addict

0 Aug 27

Korean Made Fender Jazz Bass Truss Rod Question

Hey Everyone, I've got the above mentioned instrument in my shop for a setup and repair.  The customer was having problems adjusting the tr…

Started by Chris Shaltis

2 Aug 27
Reply by wood addict

Fixing Scratches

Hi does anyone out there have any advice on using thinners to restore scratches on a guitar? I'm familiar with antique restores using a she…

Started by Mr Craig Olive

7 Aug 16
Reply by Mr Craig Olive

Saddle seating problem?

I have a Larrivée dreadnought. I noticed the guitar is jangly in the upper registers, and discovered that the action was low on the B and E…

Started by Jon Jerome

7 Aug 16
Reply by Taffy Evans


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