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Guitar Label Design and Printing

Guitar Label Design and Printing Since I went commercial with classical guitar building about 4 years ago, I've been sticking labels in my…

Started by Bob Webster

2 Dec 8, 2008
Reply by Walter Lay

Matching D-18 color

1972 D-18 in for a new bridge, frets and to repair a dime-sized hole in the lower bout, treble side. The guy hit a cast-iron fish-cooker co…

Started by Bob Gaddis

2 Dec 6, 2008
Reply by Ronnie Nichols

Installing an Ebony Tailpiece on Archtop

I'm thinking about swapping out the stock chrome tailpiece on my Ibanez AK85 archtop with an ebony one. Is this an easy mod or is there mor…

Started by Dave Trickey

1 Dec 5, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

Warped archtop guitar pickguard

Does anyone have any experience in flattening a warped pickguard on an archtop guitar? I think the pickguard is celluloid.

Started by Eric Adler

2 Dec 5, 2008
Reply by Eric Adler

Truss rod instilation

Ive heard of different methods of securing a truss rod in a neck. What Im wondering about is the method that other makers do to secure a tr…

Started by Donald A. Fortune

1 Dec 4, 2008
Reply by Penql

Tips, Discoveries, and so called trade secrets

If it's fine with Frank, is this forum open to sharing tips and stuff..Like,where do you acess the truss rod adjustment on a Tama 12 string…

Started by thefishinmusician

13 Dec 2, 2008
Reply by Bob Webster

A couple things

Here's a great way to store and organize sandpaper...A cardboard file in a milkcrate..Also, where in the darn heck is the truss rod adjustm…

Started by thefishinmusician

3 Dec 1, 2008
Reply by thefishinmusician

Glue for very hot, very humid conditions

I have just recently returned from a mission trip to Pearlington, Mississippi. Its right down in the bayou on the Pearl river . A lot of pe…

Started by David Houchens

13 Dec 1, 2008
Reply by Russell Vance

Best Way to Darken a Rosewod Fretboard

I'm not a maker or repairer; just a player and enthusiast. My question is this: what do you experts believe is the best way to darken a lig…

Started by Dave Trickey

4 Dec 1, 2008
Reply by Doug T

Difficulty leveling Rosette

I installed a rosette in a Euro Spruce soundboard, leaving it slightly proud so that it could be scraped level. Well, the rosette seems to…

Started by Jerry Mercer

11 Nov 30, 2008
Reply by Bob Webster


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