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Banjo neck building questions

I am looking for some input on how to cut and laminate the back side of a peghead with veneer like the early vega banjosMy bandsaw is too s…

Started by gary schattl

1 Sep 25, 2008
Reply by Ronnie Nichols

Saddle slot depth?

I am currently undertaking my first real task in repair work, thinning the bridge on a Takemine. After carefully checking the neck set, rel…

Started by Ken Reynolds

10 Sep 25, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins

Crooked Guitar?

Well, this old Guild is becoming well documented, but as long as there are people willing to answer my questions, I'm gonna keep asking the…

Started by Brian Farrell

4 Sep 23, 2008
Reply by Brian Farrell

Cloth Reinforcement

Hello, I've just been looking at the C.F.Martin & Co's various modern interpretations on their early D-18 model. As I'm sure most of y…

Started by David Nelson

8 Sep 23, 2008
Reply by Ray Hodgson

Koa Soundboards

Hello, I will be finishing my first Koa soundboard very soon and am trying to figure out what to use to fill the pores without inhibiting/…

Started by Ray Hodgson

1 Sep 22, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

Plastic washers on tuners.

I have an Epiphone acoustic guitar that recently started having trouble staying in tune. I got out a screwdriver and tightened the screws t…

Started by Matthew Koyle

4 Sep 21, 2008
Reply by Matthew Koyle

Need some truss rod advise

Hi, I recently finished my first archtop guitar and it worked out ok but I can't get the neck to straighten out. I used a single piece of…

Started by Jeff

4 Sep 21, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

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


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