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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

Modern Ibanez Glue - I'm a bit stuck

Hi All, I've just had an Ibanez Steve Vai signature acoustic come into the shop in despirate need for a neck re-set. Yes I said acoustic! I…

Started by MrGlyn

7 Nov 1, 2008
Reply by Greg Mirken

Guitar Rattling - Truss Rod ?

Hello, When I strum an open string or all the strings, the string(s) seem to vibrate to a point where the guitar seems to rattle. The same…

Started by DavidT

2 Nov 1, 2008
Reply by DavidT

Stainless Steel Fretwire...The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Please tell all! Love it? Hate it? Why?

Started by Frank Medina

14 Nov 1, 2008
Reply by Mike Kolb


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