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Making a new neck.

I'm considering building my first guitar and have looked into guitar kits from Stewart MacDonald. But being the kind of guy that prefers to…

Started by Doug Collins

41 Sep 29, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

How many repair guys have an engineering background?

I started off my working life as a precision engineer, and I was lucky enough to be trained by a couple of people whose skill (and attitude…

Started by steve curtis

10 Sep 28, 2008
Reply by Russell Vance

fret rebuilding?

hey everyone; i was flipping thru the classifieds today and saw an ad for "fret rebuilding" as opposed to refretting. although i claim to i…

Started by mike

9 Sep 27, 2008
Reply by Brian Farrell

side thickness for bending

I'm about to bend up some OM sides using my electric bender. The Brazilian rosewood seems particularly dense and hard, harder than other si…

Started by Bruce Herrmann

2 Sep 26, 2008
Reply by Bruce Herrmann

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


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