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Frank's Instrument of Frustration

This is the Bay State guitar that I work on sporadically.  The back has been off as long as I've had it, more than 20 years.  When I got to…

Started by George Roberts

14 Mar 7
Reply by George Roberts

Stewmac's Z-file. Original, safe or centered?

I'm in for a new fret file, and I find the idea with Stewmac's Z-file fine. Do you agree? If so: Which of them?

Started by Bob Steinarsson

16 Mar 6
Reply by Victor Croll

Taylor 110 with Broken Headstock - Now with 8+ year Update

Recently, my son's cat, Don, had a manic spaz attack and bounded into my son's Taylor 110 (yes, it was left in a precarious position from t…

Started by Evan Bradford

38 Mar 1
Reply by Evan Bradford

Deformed Plywood Top and Plywood Bridge Plate

Hello, and thanks in advance for your advice. What approach would you take to fix a terribly deformed plywood top with a plywood bridge pl…

Started by Elaine S. Hartstein

23 Feb 17
Reply by Taffy Evans

Warm up time for a guitar in a case & shipping box.

Thought I'd share this here because I know there are people who appreciate debunking old wives' tales. Popular thought on a lot of the foru…

Started by Eric Gleason

3 Feb 10
Reply by Taffy Evans

At what point do you replace a vintage back ?

I have a total rstoration on the bench..A 40's script Gibson...Neck re-set / refret bridge / bridge plate , etc....All the back braces need…

Started by thefishinmusician

4 Feb 7
Reply by Taffy Evans

Bridge height on accoustic

I have a Gibson Songbird that is in because of the neck angle...This one is the opposite of most reset problems , so the saddle is too tall…

Started by thefishinmusician

6 Feb 3
Reply by jbbancroft

Turning an innie into an outie

A customer brought in an X series Martin dreadnaught that seems like it had never been humidified at all.  I'm shocked that the top hasn't…

Started by Eric Gleason

2 Feb 1
Reply by Eric Gleason

Luthier tools in Star Wars Universe

Seemed to be the only one in the room on Thursday night who raised an eyebrow during this scene in the latest episode of 'Book of Boba Fett…

Started by Mark

2 Feb 1
Reply by Eric Gleason

Saddle Intonation - Yet another thing I recently learned from TWoodford Videos

Hi In a recent posting here about heat stick alternatives for neck removal (my pair of foam cutting wands are enroute from Asia as we speak…

Started by Mark

2 Jan 31
Reply by Len Biglin


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