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Huge fret slots - what's the best way to snug them up?

What's the best way to deal with overly wide fret slots? Fill and recut, or use shims, or crimp the tang? Thanks

Started by Matt Hayden

15 Jan 1, 2009
Reply by FRANK

Ibanez G10 pots?

Does anyone know what value pots the volume and tone are supposed to be in an Ibanez G10 electric guitar? I've done a bit of searching onli…

Started by n0ukf

5 Jan 1, 2009
Reply by Len Biglin

Polishing Frets

As a non-luthier short on cash, what might be the best/easiest/ most economical way to polish my own frets? I've heard of a few products th…

Started by Dave Trickey

13 Dec 30, 2008
Reply by thefishinmusician

Classical Guitar action

Over the years I've learned a great deal from as far as the basics: string changing, checking neck relief and action. All this du…

Started by Steve N

8 Dec 28, 2008
Reply by Bob Webster

Question on classical guitar

Hi together, I have questions about classic guitars. Why do have all classic guitars the same body shape? I would like to build one with…

Started by Andy

3 Dec 28, 2008
Reply by Bob Webster

Traces of glue

I have been kicking around the idea of trying to attach braces with contact cement and I am wondering if this would be a bad idea. If so, w…

Started by Matt Haugen

7 Dec 28, 2008
Reply by Jim Bancroft

new guitar but the strings are twangy

It is tuned but the sound from the E and A fret is very twangy. Not giving a full sound, very vibrating. The guitar is Lyons by Washburn. A…

Started by Robbie Porter

2 Dec 27, 2008
Reply by thefishinmusician

so, how was YOUR holiday?

Greetings from the Pacific NW (Sheridan, OR, specifically). We just weathered what they're calling a "40-yr snowstorm" here. The utility po…

Started by Mike Kolb

2 Dec 27, 2008
Reply by Brent Hutto

traditional style 00-21 has too wide a neck

i've had a 00-21 style made a few years ago. really nice sounding guitar, great player, but don't know why, had the neck width made 1 7/8,…

Started by tony

12 Dec 26, 2008
Reply by mike carne

Nut slots, lowering and polishing Q?

I just found this forum while I was over reading some articles at FRETS. I have (2) guitars that I play regularly. They play very well but…

Started by gordon

10 Dec 25, 2008
Reply by Magnus Hultin


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