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Newish Fender Factory ?

Some years ago I remember reading that Fender had bought up some smaller factories in Tacoma area (I think) and tried to move the staff to…

Started by Len Biglin

1 Oct 16
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Hi, all! Professionals: what paperwork do you hand to a customer on completion of their instrument? I've a pre-printed form on which I scri…

Started by Keith Somerville

3 Oct 14
Reply by Palle Clausen

Hi Frank, Hi All others on this site, I hope you're doing well during these strange times. Jonathan Lee here (CFox Guitars, Walden Guitars,…

Started by Jonathan Lee

10 Oct 12
Reply by Jonathan Lee


I have tried this as a fretboard- and bridge oil on raw wood and it's very good indeed. This is not an oil or a wax, but similar to nose gr…

Started by Roger Häggström

0 Oct 6

Ebonized Fret Boards and Bridges

Hope this subject has not been driven into the ground.   What is an  ebonized guitar fret board or bridge?  What wood species were used? Wh…

Started by Dave Hanna

11 Oct 5
Reply by Dave Hanna

Finding mechanical rattles in classical guitars

A customer brought me a new-ish classical that has a few dissonant rattles on certain notes, mostly around the 6-9th frets on the low E and…

Started by Eric Gleason

4 Oct 4
Reply by Eric Gleason

1974 Ibanez Concord with a back-bowed neck!

So I have this guitar on my bench that has a lot of back bow even with the truss rod completely loose, and no strings on it. Apparently it…

Started by Michael Burton

3 Oct 4
Reply by Roger Häggström

P bass pickguard strengthening.

Have been thinking about this for a long while. Today I tryed to inlay a piece of Bakelite picguard material into the back of a P Bass pick…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen

0 Oct 1

Tape dispenser / holder

Im about to build a holder for all my tapes , any pics would be cool thanks , mine will be based on a wine bottle and hacksaw blade I think…

Started by Len Biglin

4 Sep 28
Reply by Frank Ford

Washburn New Model questions

I got this Washburn New Model back in 1974 at a yard sale. It was a reck, the victim of abuse and bad "repair" work. After all of this time…

Started by Bob Gaddis

2 Sep 27
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