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Kay reset

I have a Kay flat top that looks like one of 'em from the early 60s. It needs a neck reset bad. It has a very small neck (1 1/2") width at…

Started by Rev George

5 Oct 11, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

Fingerboard Chipping when hammering Frets

This is my first Guitar and while hammering in the frets on an ebony fingerboard I am experiencing chipping on the fingerboard. This did no…

Started by Ed Perkins

8 Oct 11, 2008
Reply by Jim Bancroft

bracing for a classical guitar

Greetings guitar makers -- first of let me start off by saying that I am NOT the most experienced flat top guitar make that ever walked the…

Started by Donald A. Fortune

1 Oct 10, 2008
Reply by Magnus Hultin

Countersinking bridge pin holes

Hi, I'm brand new to the forum and I apologize if this issue has been addressed before. But, I'm having a very difficult time of countersin…

Started by Matt Winfree

6 Oct 10, 2008
Reply by Matt Winfree

Side re-enforcement

The plans for the guitar I am building call for side re-enforcement (cloth or spruce strips). Is this really necessary? I'm looking at a gu…

Started by Doug Collins

7 Oct 9, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins

American Conservatory Tiple

I inherited a American Conservatory Tiple from my grandmother who purchased it new early in the 20th century. It has had no strings for yea…

Started by David L Sterling

0 Oct 9, 2008

"Ebonized" woods

Some of you will be familiar with older instruments that have fingerboards and/or headstock overlays made of "ebonized" woods (often pearwo…

Started by Tim Smith

3 Oct 9, 2008
Reply by C Herb Hickman

New guitar or new neck?

Due to arthritis and nerve damage in my hands I am considering selling my 2005 Taylor 914ce and purchasing a Martin with a 1 11/16 nut and…

Started by Larry Diehl

11 Oct 7, 2008
Reply by Russell Vance

Repairing a soundboard crack in a flat-top mandolin

I am thinking about buying a used flat-top mandolin with a soundboard crack for a very low price, but wanted to get a feel for what the rep…

Started by Jim MacDaniel

3 Oct 6, 2008
Reply by Jim MacDaniel

Ugly Headstock

Just picked up a '98 Epiphone AJ- 45, a decent solid wood guitar. I'll do some simple upgrades ( bone nut and saddle ) and I'll have a nice…

Started by Ken Desiata

6 Oct 6, 2008
Reply by Rev George

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