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Hot wire foam cutter for neck removal...

I looked , and didn't see anything about this that I could find other than the stewmac tool that costs around 80 bucks...I purchased a pair…

Started by thefishinmusician

34 May 31
Reply by Roger Häggström

Dating a vintage Washburn acoustic

Can anyone here recommend any resources or reading materials for accurately determining the age and approximate value of older, pre war Was…

Started by Ian Pender

24 May 22
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Old Gibson laminated top braces ?

Never seen this on a Gibson....All the top braces are like this...Back braces are normal tapered single piece braces....Any clues ?

Started by thefishinmusician

3 May 10
Reply by thefishinmusician

Blackening Wood Strips for Purfling?

Hi Have a 70s Granada from Japan with a minor crush in the lower bout. Need to replace about a 4" section of six layer purfling (WhBlWhBl…

Started by Mark

10 May 1
Reply by Mark McLean

Mirror Shine on Black Gibson LP Custom

A friend asked me to clean up the top of his old black Les Paul. The lacquer on the "elbow area" was worn and dirty. Washing did not help.…

Started by Bob Steinarsson

2 Apr 30
Reply by Bob Steinarsson

LG-1 bracing

Got this curious LG-1 in the shop....No serial number...Painted back of headstock ( looks original )...My question...What's the deal with t…

Started by thefishinmusician

1 Apr 27
Reply by thefishinmusician

Ovation rescue... Yes, I know...

Hi folks, I've been asked to salvage a cheap Ovation Celebrity (made in Korea) for a local music store.  This instrument is a repair (majo…

Started by Chris Vallillo

6 Apr 23
Reply by Taffy Evans

Congratulations to Roger Hagstromm

Member Roger and his work is the subject of the cover story of the latest issue of American Lutherie.

Started by Joshua Levin-Epstein

8 Apr 19
Reply by Roger Häggström

My Vice. Bench or Island pedestal Mounted.

Hi, when I responded to the post on island bench/vice some time ago and showed what I have used for many years, I had not looked at the lin…

Started by Taffy Evans

1 Apr 18
Reply by Roger Häggström

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


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