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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

Welcome to FRETS.NET

For some time now, I've thought about setting up my own Internet forum, but the process seemed a bit daunting. But along comes Ning, and my…

Started by Frank Ford

39 Oct 31, 2008
Reply by thefishinmusician

L-5½S Chamfering a Solid Body

How I did it. Should be self explanatory. Upper and lower bout on a 12" disc sander and waist on a 3" spindle sander as shown in pics. L…

Started by Penql

9 Oct 31, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

Why pick on "glue pots"?!

I have no idea why David Gibbon can't get a discussion started on "electric glue pots", but it's getting kinda' ridiculous. I don't have an…

Started by Mike Kolb

8 Oct 31, 2008
Reply by Ned Knepp

Will Weld-On glue wood to wood?

I'm getting close to finishing my first guitar and I'm just putting on the bindings. I couldn't decide whether I wanted wood or plastic bin…

Started by Doug Collins

3 Oct 31, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins


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