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Started by Claus Holm Jensen

19 Mar 1
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

Of Strings & Pickups

Hello, I have a beautiful Avalon 12string that sounds awesome, but would like some advice on sound hole pickups & strings please. Curre…

Started by Brian T. Williams

10 Feb 24
Reply by Brian T. Williams

Squareneck Dobro Refinish

I am new to this forum but I am excited for all the experience and knowledge in here. So, recently I started a project to repair/refinish t…

Started by Cameron Leslie

1 Feb 19
Reply by Mike Kolb

Drill press fretting...

Always hate to waste a decent diagram, so here's what I posted on a FB page when the subject of drill press fretting came up earlier today.…

Started by Mike Kolb

1 Feb 19
Reply by Glen H

gibson b25-12n neck

I have a 1969 Gibson  B25-12n with a tailpiece that I want to have re chromed. It has always been tuned 3 frets lower than standard E tunin…

Started by fred harrison

4 Feb 17
Reply by jbbancroft

Is anyone here doing water decals?

 I need to have a few made. I need a  few 30s Oahu oval ones,  and possibly some of the larger 30s gold KayKraft Indian Head decals also. T…

Started by Kerry Krishna

7 Feb 15
Reply by Ed Minch

Positioning scarf joint

I like to use an under-the-fingerboard scarf joint when building, but I'm having trouble positioning it right. I always get the tip of the…

Started by Mac McElwain

15 Feb 15
Reply by Andrew

Order of Operations Question

Hi Everyone, I have been given the opportunity to restore a beautiful 1960s Guild F-30 NT Special guitar with Brazilian Rosewood back and s…

Started by Chris Vallillo

4 Feb 15
Reply by Chris Vallillo

I need someone to make a few oversized MartinPyramid bridges for me...

 I need two ( one would do for now)  15% oversized ebony pyramid bridge , with no pin holes or saddle slot cut.   I imagine there are sever…

Started by Kerry Krishna

5 Feb 12
Reply by jbbancroft

Saddle Height

Hey all. I'm having an issue where despite having a perfect neck angle on the guitar, the saddle height is fairly low in order to get just…

Started by mr smits

22 Jan 26
Reply by Paul Verticchio


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