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bending real ivory bindings

Hi I am currently restoring an 1895 Martin 028. I have obtained the needed ivory strips to rebind the back 5/32 tall x 1/16 wide They came…

Started by alex gray

5 Nov 7, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

C A Guitars

I have a Composite Acoustic Bluegrass performer guitar in for some fret work. The fingerboard is graphite composite. Heat turns the frets l…

Started by David Houchens

0 Nov 6, 2008

Really wide fret slots

Patient is a 60s yamaha. Customer wants a refret for sentiment. Fret slots are .030. I'm thinking LMI wire FW75 with .037 stud width. Fret…

Started by Christian Johnson

10 Nov 6, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

reddening of mahogany when applying nitro

Here's a problem our shop has been grappling with for years without an adequate solution: When shooting nitro finish on bare mahogany durin…

Started by Mike Horan

3 Nov 5, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

Building My First Acoustic Guitar

I am going to apologize in advance because you all are probably sick of this question. It's not gonna stop me from asking it mind you, but…

Started by Doug

15 Nov 3, 2008
Reply by Allen Sandberg

Strat Neck Restoration

Here's a good example of a use of "Friendly Plastic" which I used to make a cowl to glue down a maple veneer over a strat neck that I resto…

Started by Allen Sandberg

3 Nov 3, 2008
Reply by Allen Sandberg

wrong site

maybe i am in the wrong place to be hunting where would be a god place to find out info on a global guitar thanx

Started by mac morris

0 Nov 3, 2008

Stainless Frets for Stelling Banjo

I have a customer who owns a Stelling Staghorn Banjo. I have refretted it 2 times since he bought it (around 1980) and it has the wide slot…

Started by Ronnie Nichols

5 Nov 3, 2008
Reply by David Houchens

Block markers on Gibson ES335

I was heating the fretboard on on a ''71 ES335 with a badly damaged neck so I could hopefully remove and reuse the original fretboard. To m…

Started by Allen Sandberg

2 Nov 3, 2008
Reply by Russell Vance


lookin for info on global guitars

Started by mac morris

2 Nov 2, 2008
Reply by mac morris


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