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Silica gel bags: keep or bin?

I'd say about a third--maybe more--of the guitars I see still have the silica gel bag inside from the factory. I leave them in there, as I…

Started by Keith

10 Feb 1
Reply by Scott Supak

Bidness Insurance? (Canadian/Ontarian members especially!)

Hey folks. Its been a while. I’ve been looking into formalizing the side gig doing repairs, and Im trying to get my ducks in a row figurin…

Started by Andrew

10 Jan 31
Reply by Richard Bales

LG-0 scale length compensated fixed saddle

I have a 1964 LG-0 that belongs to a friend. It was hurt, There was a big hole punched in the back, The braces were either cracked or loose…

Started by Bob Gaddis

1 Jan 31
Reply by Ron Ellison

Yamaha FG-260 tuning machine parts

Greetings all. I am a longetime lurker/first time poster here. While mostly a hobby builderI recently did a neck reset on an old Yamaha FG-…

Started by John Steele

4 Jan 27
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

Additional to the bass from hell

more pictures.

Started by jbbancroft

0 Jan 27

Old Brass Tuners Frozen

These brass tuners are off of a mid to later 19th century seven-string banjo.  It appears that they have not functioned for many years and…

Started by onewent

22 Jan 23
Reply by charley erck

K&K Mini with built in preamp?

Hi: I've installed numerous K&K Mini p/ups, all the basic model. Great pickup, and I usually use an external preamp with the K&K. N…

Started by Dave Richard

1 Jan 22
Reply by Mike Cornwall

good airbrush for finish touch-up?

Hi: I'm going to buy  a quality airbrush for finish touch-up(I've rebound an old Gibson, need to spray well-defined lines of nitro, 1/8" tp…

Started by Dave Richard

7 Jan 18
Reply by Dave Richard

Weird stuff you see

I know we try to keep this place acoustic, but thought you might be interested in this.Had a Telecaster in the shop for a simple pickup swa…

Started by Keith

5 Jan 17
Reply by Ian Pender

Question about using a black light to inspect finishes

I've been using a hand held black light to inspect finishes on vintage instruments for awhile, it's a pretty amazing tool. For anyone not f…

Started by Ian Pender

0 Jan 17


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