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Resonator guitar set-up

I am setting up a round neck resonator guitar. My preliminary measurements involve stretching a monofilament line from the 4th string slot…

Started by Allen L Wall

4 Sep 19
Reply by Allen L Wall

Waverly Pat. Appld. For Tuners

Does anyone rehab these tuners? Guitar is a '20s Weissenborn plectrum and they won't tighten. Screws through the ivoroid buttons are at m…

Started by Ben Elder

9 Sep 11
Reply by Nathan Laudenbach

Matching the Matte

Anyone here have any advice on how to best match a matte finish on a Taylor guitar? I'v done several crack repairs and always have trouble…

Started by Nathan Laudenbach

5 Sep 9
Reply by Nathan Laudenbach

Stingray bass neck changing with weather .

I have a customer who owns several basses , his Stingray is troublesome as the action changes all the time while his Japanese Fender does n…

Started by Len Biglin

3 Sep 9
Reply by Len Biglin

Puzzling intonation issue: first 4-5 frets note sharp

Recently, three different guitars have come to me, the owners complaining of sharp intonation on the first 4-5 frets. All newish electrics,…

Started by Dave Richard

17 Sep 2
Reply by Dave Richard

Frank: What year did the Chicago/U.S. Manufacturers start bracing for steel strings?

 I photo I put up on one of my Facebook sites has started some questions about this. It is a photo of the ladder bracing of a Stromberg/Voi…

Started by Kerry Krishna

10 Aug 31
Reply by el squir

1953 Italian classical guitar, by Vincenza de Bonis: type of neck joint?

I was gifted a beautifully made classical guitar, signed Vincenza de Bonis, made in his shop in Bisignano, Cosenza, Italy, 1953. It's in so…

Started by Dave Richard

5 Aug 29
Reply by Dave Richard

First repair would love to hear pro feedback... Question on finishing???

Hi Folks, My first post here.  Leveraged lots of internet info from here, acousticguitar forum and youtube, along with personal corresponde…

Started by J45joe

9 Aug 28
Reply by J45joe

Curved Truss Rod Filler Strip

Hi guys, I'm replacing a broken truss rod in a 70s Gibson acoustic currently. I've already made a snug fitting filler strip, but unsure how…

Started by Darren

0 Aug 23

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

3 Aug 20
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