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Lacquer Retarder in the UK

  Hi guys, Im new to the finishing game, and wondered if any of the UK based users know of where I can obtain some lacquer retarder? Im str…

Started by Darren

2 Jun 3
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I have been building several guitars (for grandchildren), but have encountered a problem with the tops developing a washboard effect.  The…

Started by George Roberts

4 Jun 2
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Quick survey about routing saddle slots

Just curious what you are all using to route saddle slots. Fairly recently, I got the saddle jig from StewMac and it's doing the job pretty…

Started by Keith

2 Jun 1
Reply by Robbie Collins

Any One Know whta year my PSR elec is ... zac meyers se 24 semi hollow...

its a  R13559...i think a 2013......

Started by joe butkins

9 Jun 1
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

Changing a UST to Different Type Transducer

Hello.  I'm new to the group.  I'm just a casual player but like to do my own guitar setups and improvements.  I'm working on a Fender elec…

Started by Greg Miller

14 May 30
Reply by Russell Vance

58 Ibanez Salvadore reset .

This is an early Ibanez archtop , with MOTS fretboard and headstock , has anyone had success with steaming a neck on these ?

Started by Len Biglin

0 May 24

MT neck reset on an old parlour

A customer brought in two guitars for resets. One is a Silvertone with a standard dovetail that I've already reset and is clamped. In the m…

Started by Keith

4 May 24
Reply by Roger Häggström

Using binding to widen a fingerboard

Hi, chaps. Been asked by a customer to work on a 70s Martin D-35 by replacing the old binding with wider binding to effectively increase t…

Started by Keith

4 May 19
Reply by steven gallagher

Gibson Firebird with strings binding in the nut - at my wit's end..

First of all.. thanks for letting me join this community, I've had a look round over the last day and it seems like a great place with some…

Started by Dan

20 May 18
Reply by Dan

Stella Tailpiece

Hello Folks I have an old plain Stella tailpiece.I was wondering if there is someplace I can take it to get it stamped or cut to look like…

Started by Allen L Wall

5 May 16
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