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Link to article on scraping with broken glass?

Hunting through the archives, I couldn’t find Frank's article that describes Stradivarius scraping an arch top with broken glass. Does anyo…

Started by Mike Cornwall

2 Mar 19
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Gibson Everly Brothers Pickguard Advice

I've just finished repairing a Gibson Everly Brothers guitar that belongs to me. It's a pretty rare cherry sunburst model from 1994. It nee…

Started by Harry G Quattlebaum

9 Mar 18
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The Most Difficult Neck Reset .. need ideas

greetings, I have acquired a very rare Weymann & Son (Philadelphia) double-neck harp guitar.  It needs a neck(s) reset.  All Weymann gu…

Started by onewent

18 Mar 18
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Yamaha FG-260 12 string dovetail repaired - add cleat?

Presented for your consideration............... Looking for insight on wood type and grain orientation to add a cleat to a neck block repa…

Started by John Yungbluth

2 Mar 15
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Maple stained by glue or binding reaction

Recently acquired a nice Matsumoto Lawsuit 4001 bass. As appears to be a common problem with these, the maple has taken a discoloration app…

Started by Frank Capo

5 Mar 12
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Compression Fretting with bar frets

Hi folks, I recently acquired an early Martin, possibly a model 17, somewhere around 1867 thru 1889. No serial number but stamped on the in…

Started by Nathan Peirson

3 Mar 8
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Any way to flatten a maple fingerboard

I am doing a neck with stick reset on a 1928 National wood bodied Triolian.  This guitar came to me with a previously stripped finish and m…

Started by Frank Capo

8 Mar 7
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California Strat Neck Color Match

Fixing a major ding, I managed to sand through the finish on my Cali Strat neck. I would like to do a touch-up and avoid a complete respray…

Started by Eric Jones

4 Mar 7
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12 string string tensions

Hello, hope everyone is keeping safe & well. I have a Guild Starfire 1V 12string, 3 years old with a set, three piece (reinforced) nec…

Started by Brian T. Williams

3 Mar 5
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Maxing out a banjo coordinator rod?

Howdy, I have a question about banjo coordinator rods... What is the maximum amount a coordinator rod can be adjusted? Thanks for your…

Started by Ryan Matzen

10 Feb 27
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