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Pumice and Rottenstone

I am at the final stages of my first guitar. I am just waiting for the KTM-9 brushed on water-based lacquer to cure before buffing. The tro…

Started by Doug Collins

10 Nov 24, 2008
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Any thoughts on this repair?

I am not going to take this repair on. But wanted to post it before it leaves shop. It is a Johnny Smith in a bad way. Braces are butchered…

Started by Mike Fleck

0 Nov 24, 2008

What to do about white stuff In "dry creek bed" checked finish?

The photo tells the story. The back of the headstock looks the same, and there is a little of this on sides at the upper bout, and a spot o…

Started by Rick Homan

4 Nov 24, 2008
Reply by Rick Homan

Adjusting 60's D18 neck relief

I have a 1965 D18 on the bench for the well-known 'Top bulge at the bass side of the bridge' problem, plus minor intonation tweaks and acti…

Started by Alys and Simcha

5 Nov 23, 2008
Reply by David Reilly

Making Forms for Fox/Universal Sidebender

When I make a new form for my sidebender, I undersize it by the thickness of the sides, and usually have to touch up the bends on a hot iro…

Started by Larry Schultz

5 Nov 22, 2008
Reply by Larry Schultz

neck reset due to humidity?

I moved to the North Coast of the Dominican Republic and brought guitars, amps. Humidity here is very high, about 90 percent, and it is hot…

Started by ken

0 Nov 21, 2008

Shellac Blush

I have found several effective ways of chasing blush out of lacquer finishes, but I am having the devil's own time of chasing the blush fro…

Started by Carter Ruff

4 Nov 21, 2008
Reply by Greg Mirken

Learning To Inlay

I would like to start the long process of learning the fine art of inlay and engraving. I had some inlay work done by Larry Robinson and ev…

Started by tdibell

4 Nov 21, 2008
Reply by Jerry Mercer

What repairs do you see most frequently?

I'm a fixer, not a builder. I work for 2 music stores in the area... and I'd like to compare what types of repairs you most often see, part…

Started by Mike Kolb

6 Nov 20, 2008
Reply by mathieu thomas-guy

Guitar Label

I've read a lot of books on guitar building, but I've never found anything on the application of the label. I've always printed one on the…

Started by Jack Lord

7 Nov 17, 2008
Reply by Neil


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