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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

12 fret guitar

I have been asked to build a 12 fret L-1 size guitar. The only plans I have found for this size are 14 fret. Can I merely move the sound ho…

Started by paul zerfas

7 Sep 12, 2008
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Parlor guitar

Hi, I am from Toronto, Canada, and I recently picked about a parlor guitar on a trip to Seattle. I was told it was built in St. Paul, Minne…

Started by Devon8822

0 Sep 12, 2008

Any tips on starting a repair/retail shop

After nearly 7 1/2 years of working out of an established music store, I am going to open my own repair and boutique retail store. I've got…

Started by East Side Guitar Repair

5 Sep 11, 2008
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