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bridge replacement

I have removed a misaligned poorly repaired bridge from a 1260 Sovereign. The spruce under the bridge is cratered and gouged from the remov…

Started by Simon Bancroft

14 Aug 21, 2008
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Source for dovetail routing jigs?

I am looking for a plan for building jigs for cutting dovetail joint for neck connection. Thanks

Started by Richard Smith

4 Aug 19, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

Neck Adjustments - Applause?

This is a rather mundane topic for such an eclectic audience, but here goes... About twenty years ago, my wife found a new applause accous…

Started by Craig Bishop

4 Aug 19, 2008
Reply by Lance Dietz

No Bracing?

I wonder if it's feasible to make a flat-top guitar with the top thick enough as needed in various places so that no bracing is required. H…

Started by Matt Mustapick

3 Aug 18, 2008
Reply by Bob Gaddis

Bar Frets

I'd like to find a dovetail saw capable of cutting bar fret slots ~ .049 that will work in my manual fretting jig. Anyone know of a source…

Started by Jimmy Caldwell

2 Aug 18, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

Loose plug on back of older American-made Grover Rotomatic tuners

As you may remember, in these worm & gear assemblies, the string post and gear are a single piece that is inserted through the big hole…

Started by Mark

4 Aug 17, 2008
Reply by Mark

Gut Strings and a pin bridge

Folks, I'm about to purchase a Bay State "parlor" guitar, made around the turn of the last century. I thought it would be interesting to s…

Started by Joshua Levin-Epstein

5 Aug 17, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

Graphite neck reinforcement

I'm building a terz guitar, and am considering using a graphite- epoxy bar in the neck. What is an suitable size to use for this 21.375 inc…

Started by Steve Frost

8 Aug 17, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

A beginners question about bindings

I'm just preparing to order the material for bulding my first guitar and I'm wondering about the best binding material - plastic or wood.…

Started by Doug Collins

4 Aug 16, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

000/0M plans, anyone know if they exist?

I've got a back template for the 000 size but would like to make a template for cutting out the sides. I could trace one, just wondered if…

Started by Bruce Herrmann

8 Aug 13, 2008
Reply by Bruce Herrmann


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