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Timberex Oil

I am doing a neck refinish. The original product was Timberex. Apparently, only available in the UK. It's a Watco product. Does anyone Know…

Started by Thomas James

2 Jul 18
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Interesting fret leveling technique

New one on me: Anyone work like this? It's an 'interesting' idea.

Started by Keith Somerville

8 Jul 18
Reply by Roger Häggström

"Hum" when volume is turned down on my Gretsch?

First of all, Hi!  It's been a looong while since I last posted, but life is strange sometimes, and we have to roll with it.  Anyway, I'm g…

Started by John Cartwright

12 Jul 15
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Tiple intonation

A customer just dropped off a nice T28 Martin tiple complaining about poor intonation. He says he heard that Frank had done an intonated sa…

Started by Terry Straker

48 Jul 15
Reply by Terry Straker

String spacing at nut opinions

Hope all are doing well.  I recently was working on an acoustic guitar where the desire was to put a Gold Tone zero glide/fret nut in.  The…

Started by Greg Miller

1 Jul 15
Reply by Mike Kolb

Noobish Question... Truss rod tension before FB level?

I was just wondering how much tension should I put on the truss rod before leveling the fretboard? I'm thinking between 1/4 and 1/2 a turn.…

Started by Gert van der Does

13 Jul 15
Reply by Gert van der Does

Help Identifying an old Parlor Guitar, Larson-esque?

Hello everyone! Thanks for having me. This is my first post here; I had been given a good recommendation that you fine folks might be able…

Started by Aaron Jennings

8 Jul 14
Reply by Christopher Haux

tacoma acoustic bass guitar

Hello all,I have a Tacoma bass guitar in my shop. I took it on as a project because of how it was presented to me. When I brought it home a…

Started by Lee Gendvilas

14 Jul 13
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A Vietnamese guitar factory

Started by Doug Berch

4 Jul 8

Your volute can't save you!

Started by Keith Somerville

7 Jul 6
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