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Covid 19 protocol for shop

Wondering if anyone has changed how they operate repair shops to optimize safety during this pandemic. Comments appreciated. I have added a…

Started by harrison phipps

5 Jul 29
Reply by Keith Somerville

69 Hummingbird w/ strange bridge plugs

Working on a 69 Hummingbird, in for a bridge reglue. I'm scratching my head a bit as to why someone did this at some point? any thoughts? a…

Started by David Edward Helmer

7 Jul 28
Reply by David Edward Helmer

Adding a truss rod to a classical guitar - Neck or sound hole nut?

Presented for your consideration............... Another out of the dumpster, and onto my workbench project. I've acquired awhile back old…

Started by John Yungbluth

5 Jul 28
Reply by Walter W Wright

Curving Back Strip

This is a Lyon & Healey parlor guitar that Frank correctly identified as having Faux Graining.  What looks like very figured rosewood i…

Started by George Roberts

5 Jul 25
Reply by George Roberts

Removing an old patch/cleat

Hi all! I don't know what it's been like for you all, but I've been very busy here since lockdown restrictions were eased. One guitar, is…

Started by Keith Somerville

3 Jul 24
Reply by Keith Somerville

Charlie Christian pick-up removal

Trying to remove a vintage Charlie Christian pick-up assembly. Any tips? Really tight fit, does the mount come apart? Thanks.

Started by Stephen Morgan

2 Jul 17
Reply by Stephen Morgan

Source For Inlay/Overlay Material

Any recommendation as to a source for pearloid/celluloid material as shown on the fingerboard of this  Stromberg Voisinet?   https://godzil…

Started by Redacted

1 Jul 17
Reply by Ed Minch

New stew mac heat stick

Has anyone  tryed the new Stew Mac heat stick method of neck removal?

Started by peter meyer

10 Jul 9
Reply by Tai Fu


I am looking for a Set of pivot bolts for my LTD...the trem is like a floyd but says edge o it

Started by joe butkins

2 Jul 5
Reply by joe butkins

Scale length for resonator guitar

In measuring the scale length for a resonator guitar, do you measure to the exact center of the spider bridge slot or to the front of said…

Started by Allen L Wall

2 Jul 3
Reply by Allen L Wall


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