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Gluing a plastic bridge

I have a customer with a Takamine GS330S. The bridge is lifting up and is made of plastic. What type of adhesive do I use to reattach this…

Started by Robert Filippi

6 Oct 30, 2008
Reply by Robert Filippi

Concert Grand autoharp

What a great site FRETS.COM is! I have searched for a long time for just such a one. MCD no longer takes orders for mountain dulcimers, I a…

Started by John Hockett dba Maiden Creek Dulcimers

1 Oct 30, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

How to re-attach loose kerfed lining?

I am starting work on this old parlor guitar and, as you can see, need to re-attach the back near the end block where there was some water…

Started by Rick Homan

10 Oct 30, 2008
Reply by Jim Bancroft

A. Burguet AA-022 Finish

I have an A. Burguet AA-022 classical with a nasty side split. I used Frank's suggestion for testing the finish with a dab of acetone on a…

Started by Robert Filippi

0 Oct 29, 2008

Gibson LGO neck joint

Is the dovetail location on a Gibson LGO similar in location to the dovetail location on a Martin (under about the 15th fret)? And does any…

Started by Matt Hayden

2 Oct 28, 2008
Reply by Matt Hayden

The Pain

Here's the scenario (ok, here's my currrent scenario)... You're making peghead veneer, you have a sweet piece of rosewood, bookmatched, fr…

Started by Penql

11 Oct 28, 2008
Reply by Penql

More hide glue stuff

OK kids, I've got experience with hide glue, but here's one I've gotten a good answer on: how long does it take for wood to oxidize? My pat…

Started by Christian Johnson

7 Oct 27, 2008
Reply by Christian Johnson

making bone nuts

hello there! i'm a newbie and i was wondering if there are articles out there on how to prepare raw bone material to nuts and saddles. any…

Started by jb

6 Oct 26, 2008
Reply by jb

Electric glue pots

I would like to try using hide glue but the only supplier I can find in the UK for the heated gluepot is Touchstone Tonewoods who want £235…

Started by David Gibbon

0 Oct 26, 2008

Hide Glue Temperature

I'm using Hide Glue for the first time and I have a feeling I might not be getting it hot enough. Is the water temperature supposed to be 1…

Started by Doug Collins

16 Oct 24, 2008
Reply by David Houchens


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