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Micro Mesh pads, proper care

Just received a Micro Mesh set and would like to get some insight on how to properly maintain their surfaces.  I see what not to use and un…

Started by John Yungbluth

2 Mar 28
Reply by Mike Kolb

What to do about bridge pin and saddle staining?

Starting out by saying I am not a luthier, but I could use some luthier advice. My bone bridge pins and saddle are picking up color from th…

Started by Jon Jerome

2 Mar 26
Reply by Mark McLean

Bruno guitar: Comment and Question

This is the Bruno guitar that when I bought it had the back held on with duct tape.  When I went to match the back up with the sides, there…

Started by George Roberts

6 Mar 24
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Rickenbacker Binding Source

Looking for source of Rickenbacker checker binding as seen on 660-12. Thank you! 

Started by Thomas James

0 Mar 20

Cutting nut slots on Dobro so that top of strings are level with each other?

Hi everyone, What’s the best way to cut the nut slots on a lap steel guitar so that the tops of the strings are all level with each other?…

Started by Ryan Matzen

13 Mar 14
Reply by Ryan Matzen

Glue turns to dust

Hi, here are some photos of a recent neck reset of a Maton guitar, a 1997 model. I had planned to use my new styrene cutting tool but as it…

Started by Taffy Evans

1 Mar 12
Reply by Len Biglin

Anyone using a workstation on a pedestal, like Howard's or StewMac's?

I need to switch to a workstation I can sit at, and it seems like there are a lot of advantages to using something like the Howard's Total…

Started by Eric Gleason

2 Mar 10
Reply by Taffy Evans

Hohner HG-512 12 string neck joint?

Presented for your consideration............... I'm' looking at a mid 70's Japaneses made Hohner ( Teacup logo ) HG-512 12 string that is…

Started by John Yungbluth

9 Mar 10
Reply by Jay Lowe

Anyone using a workstation on a pedestal, like Howard's or StewMac's?

I need to switch to a workstation I can sit at, and it seems like there are a lot of advantages to using something like the Howard's Total…

Started by Eric Gleason

0 Mar 9

Fret tang height/length question

Hi guys... I am refretting an LP with a bound neck. I had to remove some material from the fretboard due to a twist/bend in the neck (with…

Started by Victor Croll

6 Mar 7
Reply by Victor Croll

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