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Using a shaper

Anyone use a shaper to carve necks? What kinds of jigs did you make? Have any pics to share? I'm toying with the idea of getting one, but s…

Started by Dave Fox

1 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Charlie Hoffman

Vintage Gold Hardware - Cleaning The Green

I would like hear some opinions on cleaning gold hardware/pick-ups that have suffered from 'out-gassing' of an old pickguard. I usually jus…

Started by Tom Krebs

3 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

Blended Pickups

I have a McIntyre Feather pickup (passive) in my Guild acoustic--mounted inside on the bridge plate. I run it through a Baggs PADI direct b…

Started by Ken Wilson

3 Sep 8, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

First String Buzz When Sixth String Fretted at Third Fret

This is a real poser to my limited knowledge. I have developed over the past few days a buzz on my first string but it is very specific. It…

Started by Brent Hutto

7 Sep 7, 2008
Reply by Greg Mirken

Luthier makes mistake; Not properly vetted; asks forgiveness from the Luthier National Party

Gentlemen and Ladies, I have improperly identified a Guild M 20 dove tail joint as a mortise/tenon joint. After getting a good week's slee…

Started by jeff henry

2 Sep 5, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

What's a Marxolin worth these days?

I can't find any on Ebay... what kind of price could I expect to get for a Marxolin in good condition? Thanks!

Started by Aaron Wilson

0 Sep 5, 2008

Single String Position Buzz

I have a guitar that was just built by a luthier on E-bay. I got a great deal on it and it is a fine instrument with only one issue. The B…

Started by sunny

3 Sep 5, 2008
Reply by sunny

Fret tang depth

First refret... Fret slot depth is 2/32" or .0625", with some spots being a hair deeper. Do I want to select a fret wire that has a tang d…

Started by Brian Farrell

7 Sep 4, 2008
Reply by steve curtis

drum sander feed belt

Hi guys. I have a Grizzly 12" drum sander, and the feed belt is a little thicker where the belt is joined. If I run a back or side and it h…

Started by David Newton

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Dave Fox

Question for Frank Ford

Frank, on your site you have a picture of a Martin 1943 Dread top showing the bracing. What was the top thickness on this old geez…

Started by Rick Matei

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford


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