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Gibson adjustable bridge screw issue

I've been working on a 1950s Gibson 160 E that had serious damage around the bridge.  I replaced the damaged spruce bridge plate with a map…

Started by Chris Vallillo

14 Oct 9
Reply by Chris Vallillo

1963 Gibson LGO fretwire

Hello folks. What size would the original fretwire have been original in a 63 LGO?

Started by Steve

0 Oct 5

Double acting truss rods and fretwork

Hi all, I've been lurking here for a few years and this is my first post.  I am a model maker/prototyper in real life but really enjoy work…

Started by Jon Cooper

4 Oct 3
Reply by Jon Cooper

My latest "OldGuitar"

I still use my concept if anyone is in doubt. With a spruce bridgplate, "turbo plugs", composite saddle bone and nut intonation. Here is th…

Started by Roger Häggström

0 Oct 2

Making the rosewood fretboard brown

Madagaskar rosewood is a bit pink, indian rosewood a bit purple. Everybody wants Brazilian brown rosewood! With time any rosewood will turn…

Started by Roger Häggström

8 Oct 1
Reply by Russell Vance

Temporary tailpiece

Man, one week and no posts? When I do my nut intonation I need a temporary tailpiece to be able to move the intonation point on the bridge…

Started by Roger Häggström

6 Sep 27
Reply by Roger Häggström

Parallel cracks in guitar side

Hi, all. Customer has brought in her cherished old classical which has suffered an accident. Finding it really tricky to align the cracks:…

Started by Keith R

2 Sep 27
Reply by David Farmer

"Sitar" sound on B string

 I have a used Taylor 814ce.  I love the instrument except for one thing.  The 'B' string (only the B string) has a sitar-ish like sound on…

Started by Lester

28 Sep 25
Reply by Roger Häggström

Ceiling mounted dust and fumes extractor arm

I just mounted an extractor arm above my bench connected to a duct fan blowing air through the wall. Turned out very nice, I can see most o…

Started by Roger Häggström

1 Sep 23
Reply by Glen H

Nut Materials??

Hi, Could any of you fine luthiers out there possibly post a guide to the frequency response parameters of the following four nut materials…

Started by Brian T. Williams

30 Sep 16
Reply by Mike Kolb


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