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Framus Black Rose Deluxe

I have a Framus Black Rose Deluxe arch top on the bench , the neck is very bowed and as the machine heads are large like classical type , I…

Started by Len Biglin

2 Feb 25
Reply by Greg Mirken

Vintage Pickup

I acquired a Madeira (by Guild) A-35 acoustic guitar with an unrepairable top. I am putting a new Sitka Spruce top on it. Just for me, jus…

Started by Lee Baker

3 Feb 21
Reply by Lee Baker


Hi, all! Professionals: what paperwork do you hand to a customer on completion of their instrument? I've a pre-printed form on which I scri…

Started by Keith Somerville

4 Feb 18
Reply by wood addict

Martin with alloy soundboard

Hi everyone , This is a Martin with an aluminium soundboard , the bridges on these tend to let go . This one has been reglued 3 times , tak…

Started by Len Biglin

15 Feb 17
Reply by Brian Ostosh

Gibson neck heel damage

1939 Gibson J-55. Neck set, re-fret, and other things. Work performed by very highly respected and well known man in your industry. The lac…

Started by scott gannon

3 Feb 13
Reply by Greg Mirken

Braided piezo pickup

I installed one of these piezo cable undersaddle pickups in a guitar and have run into problems.  I've never installed one of these before,…

Started by Eric Gleason

6 Feb 11
Reply by wood addict


Lately there has been a daily barrage of obvious spammers applying for membership here at FRETS.NET. Some time ago, I added those simple q…

Started by Frank Ford

23 Feb 4
Reply by Victor Croll

Bremerman Guitars (Indianapolis)

Looking for info on Indianapolis ukuulele and guitar builder Frank Bremerman who got patent #600,507 on March 15, 1898 for an improved neck…

Started by Patrick Grant

0 Feb 4

Repairing a damaged side on an old guitar (+ short introduction)

Hi guys, I have this old Norwegian-made Leif Hansson parlor-style acoustic that I recently bought. Unfortunately it have some dammage to o…

Started by Truls Erik Johnsen

1 Feb 2
Reply by Taffy Evans

top seem

I need to close a seem on top of a martin d-35. It's BARELY open but well, its open. Super thin spruce splices? Sooo thin.... 

Started by Colin O'Brien

7 Jan 30
Reply by Colin O'Brien


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