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Closing of cracks

Dear luthiers I have a question about repairing cracks in flat tops. I have read what I have found about this topic in this forum, but I ha…

Started by Bob Steinarsson

6 Jun 6
Reply by Roger Häggström

bad brake!! Oh SNAP!

I've got an early 60's J45 on the bench i did a nice repair on a very bad brake (the old and familiar head stock snap) did the splines and…

Started by peter meyer

3 May 29
Reply by peter meyer

looking for a good Luthier in Westwood Massachusetts 02090

Does anyone know a good Luthier in the 02090 zip code or near Westwood Massachusetts? I sold a beautiful 1965 Gibson 335 12 string to a gen…

Started by Fritz Froeschner

2 May 27
Reply by Fritz Froeschner

GAL Big Red Book Vol. 3

Anybody Know why GAL stopped Printing Vol. 3 of Big Red Book Series...? and why it costs $1100 everywhere I can find it for sale? 

Started by Bob H Abernathy III

2 May 23
Reply by Bob H Abernathy III

Solarez products?

Hello All, In my never ending search for a clear pore filler that doesn't shrink (down the road a few months) I'm starting some tests with…

Started by Brian Burns

0 May 23

Martin DM neck bolts?

On the bench we have a Martin DM which has a low vibration (sound) seems to be in or about the neck if/ when you tap or bump it with heel o…

Started by Hector Trevino

9 May 16
Reply by Mike Kolb

Gibson J200 Pick Guard Adhesive

hey there, doing a standard pull and replace re-fret on this J200. looking for recommendations for adhesives for re attaching the pick guar…

Started by David Edward Helmer

3 May 14
Reply by David Edward Helmer

Help! Witness lines in lacquer repair

Calling any folks versed on repairing old nitro finishes! After replacing crumbling binding on a 60s Gretsch, I oversprayed new black lacqu…

Started by Nate Scott

11 May 14
Reply by Peter Leveillee

Pinless Bridge Question

I'm working on a guitar I bought off of Ebay needing repair. It's a pretty high-end luthier made guitar which originally had a pinless brid…

Started by Harry G Quattlebaum

2 May 10
Reply by Harry G Quattlebaum

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

25 May 6
Reply by Fred W.

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