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String Tension Question

Hello, I have a Guild Starfire 12 string (semi hollowbody, 3 piece laminated neck) that I have recently set up with a few string changes (.…

Started by Brian T. Williams

4 Oct 22
Reply by Walter W Wright

Fret buzz after doing fret jobs lately, Frank, you're the expert on fret work, any ideas?

Frank/Folks, I'm about at the end of my rope. After the last several fret jobs i've done, I've been getting buzz on the e a and d strings.…

Started by Kevin Swaim

27 Oct 21
Reply by David Kennedy

Russian 7 string guitar

I got this one locally (in Sweden) from a guy who bought it from a Russian. It's old, late 1800'th, most likely made in Russia. Actually qu…

Started by Roger Häggström

8 Oct 17
Reply by Len Biglin

Another guitar, another problem. maple fretboard colour.

I bought an '98 Fender American Strat that I like quite a bit. But it has one thing that bugs me. Being 20+ years old, the maple has gotten…

Started by Gert van der Does

11 Oct 13
Reply by Russell Vance

Rosette tile carriage

I came up with this jig to do away with the need to chisel a taper on either side of each individual Rosette tile. You load a Rosette log i…

Started by Stefan Kelly

4 Oct 12
Reply by Stefan Kelly

Rosette / circle cutter with presets.

I became frustrated with traditional rosette/circle cutters so I came up with this & thought I would share it so you can make your own…

Started by Stefan Kelly

0 Oct 10

Truss rod removal

I’m working on a Silvertone with the threaded end of the truss rod broken off.  I saw your article about the removable truss rod on a Harmo…

Started by Bob Tice

3 Oct 8
Reply by Palle Clausen

70's 355 pickguard crumbling

I have a customer with a guitar that I installed a 355 pickguard on in the mid 70's. He says it is crumbling apart. I've seen this on older…

Started by Bob Harris

8 Oct 7
Reply by Bob Harris

Neck reset on Gallagher

Looking for advice on resetting the neck on an early 1980s G45. I am treating it as a Martin dovetail joint and am heating with the StewMac…

Started by Robert Sherman

4 Sep 28
Reply by Robert Sherman

Cat urine smell

Okay, here is a fun topic. My friend has a situation where a cat peed all over his mandolin. It's not a valuable mando, so no great loss, b…

Started by Mark Pollock

3 Sep 25
Reply by Mike Kolb


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