Richard Bales's Discussions (74)

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"Frank - I would like your take on this.   I have found that CA glue has relatively l…"

Richard Bales replied Jun 9 to Super glued Martin neck/body joint

19 Jun 27
Reply by Brian Stewart

"Looks much like a Bay State parlour guitar I worked on some years ago - circa 1890.…"

Richard Bales replied Apr 13 to What brand is this parlor guitar?

4 Apr 13
Reply by George Roberts

"I've encountered this problem many times.  Usually it is static generated on the pla…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 25 to Unusual pickguard static issue

8 Mar 5
Reply by Darren

"Did it belong to a member of Buddy Holly's band?"

Richard Bales replied Jan 14 to Hall of "shame"

19 Mar 1
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

"One of my all-time favorites is from Frank Ford's other site: Need to tune up QUICK…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 14 to Hall of "shame"

19 Mar 1
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

"The story is there in the end grain.  The board was flat sawn fairly close to the ce…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 4 to Warping ebony fingerboard

21 Jan 21
Reply by Mike Kolb

" A little touch up and it will be just fine.  Try some nail polish  ;-)"

Richard Bales replied Jan 4 to Fender Tele lacquer drop fill.

4 Jan 5
Reply by Russell Vance

"I'd be more concerned about the flaking finish on the edges of the fretboard.  That'…"

Richard Bales replied Jan 4 to Something to worry about?

9 Jan 4
Reply by Jim Yates

"The bridge on my 1964 Gibson J45 measures 1/4".  I guarantee that's the original thi…"

Richard Bales replied Nov 9, 2019 to Need bridge thickness for 76 Gibson J-45/50

3 Nov 9, 2019
Reply by Richard Bales

"If you have created a fall-off from the 15th fret upward, measuring height at the 17…"

Richard Bales replied Oct 21, 2019 to Fret buzz after doing fret jobs lately, Frank, you're the expert on fret work, any ideas?

27 Oct 21, 2019
Reply by David Kennedy


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