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WTB Caramillo bending iron

I’ve been in touch w Caramillo but he says he’s out of stock and doesn’t have time to make more irons. Does anyone have one they’d sell? i…

Started by Mike Cornwall

4 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Mike Cornwall

New here, Stossel Lute help needed

Hi everyone, glad I found this site. I am not a luthier, hope that is ok. I did find this Stossel  Lute and I am trying to get it playable…

Started by Bill Miller

4 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Bill Miller

Rare Aria Pro 2 PE185 Herb Ellis

Firstly thank you so much for having me on your site - I will try & behave myself!  A good friend - Bobby Blue Shankaran - owns this ve…

Started by Dean Sibley

26 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by vrs

Martin Marquis M1100 80/20 Bronze Replacement

I'm running out of my Martin M1100 strings stash and wonder what I can find for a replacement. Have tried a few others over the years but I…

Started by Roger Schnieders

3 Dec 23, 2020
Reply by Mark McLean

Neckset amount on a 1973 Ibanez Concord Acoustic

Hey guys!I have heard that on some Gibson Jumbos and other guitars like Ibanez Concords that the neck is usually overset in order to have a…

Started by Michael Burton

1 Dec 21, 2020
Reply by Michael Burton

Fret wire .070 wide

O.K....I'm doing a partial refret on an older Gibson archtop...I'm getting a .070 width measurment on the old wire...I quadruple checked it…

Started by thefishinmusician

6 Dec 21, 2020
Reply by Thomas James

Glue for ivory binding

I have some ivory from an old piano, want to experiment with using it to bind an ash bodied guitar. Has anyone experimented with different…

Started by Mike Cornwall

4 Dec 20, 2020
Reply by Mike Cornwall

Fret wire/pieces storage ideas

Hello gents! I store my fretwire on a shelf...in a pile.  I'm looking for ideas on how other repair folks store their wire.  I typically bu…

Started by Brian Stewart

6 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Brian Stewart

K1 Mandocello... factory spliced neck?

I have in for some work a teens Gibson K1 Mandocello. Can't verify year of manufacture as the label has been previously removed for a back…

Started by Paul Breen

6 Dec 15, 2020
Reply by Paul Breen

Question about neck dovetail shims

In the past, when building guitars, or re-setting necks, I have always glued the shims into the dovetail cavity of the guitar.  Is there an…

Started by George Roberts

9 Dec 14, 2020
Reply by onewent

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