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Leaving Strap Button Hole Open

This is perhaps a ridiculously paranoid question and I'm almost positive the answer has to be "no" but here goes anyway... On a guitar wit…

Started by Brent Hutto

3 Sep 21, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

Nut glue

What type of glue is best when replacing a nut. Superglue? Wood glue?

Started by Wayne Walker

6 Sep 19, 2008
Reply by Martin Edwards

Filling fret slot ends

In Frank Ford's discussion on re: refretting a 1973 D-35 (see link below)...

Started by Brian Farrell

2 Sep 18, 2008
Reply by Steve Smith

Acoustic sustain

Greetings, I have a j-40mc Jumbo Martin with an interior pickup. My problem is the low e strings sustains to much causing what is close to…

Started by Ed Fry

7 Sep 18, 2008
Reply by Ed Fry

Warp factor 8

I purchased 4 b&s sets from the USA and had them sent over to me in the UK. This was about 3 months ago. I'll state straight away that…

Started by David Nelson

6 Sep 18, 2008
Reply by David Nelson

Dovetail to Bolt-on conversion

Has there been a documented discussion anywhere online on the process of converting a dovetail neck joint to a bolt on? I am a beginner at…

Started by Brian Farrell

10 Sep 17, 2008
Reply by Magnus Hultin

odd guitar scale length

I am building a copy of my first classical guitar, a 1960's Goya G1, which has a 630 mm scale length. I seem to recall reading an article,…

Started by Larry Schultz

7 Sep 17, 2008
Reply by Magnus Hultin

What to do with this old guitar?

Hi, All, This is my first post and I just wanted to get your opinions. My buddy Bill gave me this guitar -- a Yamaha FG-230. It's really d…

Started by Brian

3 Sep 16, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins


Having read Frank's explanation of 'grain runout' as well as some others I think I finally understand, in theory, what to look for. As it s…

Started by David Nelson

3 Sep 15, 2008
Reply by David Nelson

Luthier Wood Questions

I'm considering starting a guitar project and I'm wondering about wood. The project could be either electric or acoustic so please comment…

Started by marmeduke

4 Sep 13, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford


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