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Vintage acoustic pick guards applied with solvent

Vintage acoustics such as Martin and Gibson used Acetone to apply their celluloid pick guards to bare wood and then finished over them. Ove…

Started by Paul Breen

11 Jun 23
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Gretsch Binding Leprosy Part II....I think I might have just got lucky

FIrst of all, I want to say a special thanks to Frank Ford and Hesh Breakstone for the thoughtful guidance in steering my away from power t…

Started by Joseph Capra

1 Jun 23
Reply by Hesh Breakstone

Drop filling Nitro Cellulose Lacquer

I am using a drop fill method to fill pot holes on a pitted nitro finish. Almost all of the holes are surface marks but there are a few exc…

Started by Doug Cannon

5 Jun 22
Reply by Doug Cannon

Modified bridge plate för greater volume

I have had this idea for about a year but never tried it out for real until now. I have written about the bridge plate I do in spruce befor…

Started by Roger Häggström

13 Jun 21
Reply by Roger Häggström

Another homemade nut file

I thought this needed more views than it has received.

Started by Steve Williams

1 Jun 21
Reply by Keith R

Type of glue used on late-model J-45 pickguard?

The top corner started to lift during a reset, just want to use what they did to be 100% correct. Thanks in advance!

Started by Chris Scott

1 Jun 20
Reply by Chris Scott

neck finishing

Greetings, I am a newbie at least in the world of guitars. I am in process of building a semi hollow body electric from a kit(I can hear gr…

Started by mark nathenson

3 Jun 20
Reply by Greg Mirken

Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

Hi All, I am converting a old Harmony H150 into a wide neck tenor / steel string baritone ukulele.. This guitar has a bolt on 6 string brid…

Started by Garrett Needham

0 Jun 20

Neck Re-Set Gallery

Hi All,  I've had a few neck re-sets through the workshop recently (lucky me). I always take a photo of the join once it's apart in case I…

Started by MrGlyn

147 Jun 19
Reply by Chris Vallillo

left handed electric bass truss rod

I obtained this bass for my son to (hopefully) play. Neck is nearly straight and looked like with a minor setup would be a good instrument…

Started by Lee Gendvilas

2 Jun 19
Reply by Lee Gendvilas


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