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"Those are standard "patent" or "mechanical" friction pegs.  Fifth pegs of that vinta…"

Frank Ford replied on Friday to Banjo Tuning Pegs

2 yesterday
Reply by George Roberts

"At Gryphon, we've stated taking appointments for repair evaluation.  Currently we're…"

Frank Ford replied Jul 25 to Covid 19 protocol for shop

5 on Wednesday
Reply by Keith Somerville

"Time for a backstrap overlay and front veneer:…"

Frank Ford replied Jun 16 to Headstock Break (inherited)

4 Jun 27
Reply by Brian Stewart

"Martin specifies adhesives for the Mexico-made X-series guitars: 3M  PR-600 cyanoacr…"

Frank Ford replied Jun 9 to Super glued Martin neck/body joint

19 Jun 27
Reply by Brian Stewart

"Haven't seen the Sloane book it decades. Might be he was using LIQUID hide glue.  …"

Frank Ford replied Apr 17 to Let hide glue gel/tack before clamping?

7 Apr 18
Reply by Mike Cornwall

"Great to see this one brought back from the dead!   The 16-inch L-5 widely considere…"

Frank Ford replied Apr 5 to Gibson L-5 Repair

16 Apr 7
Reply by jbbancroft

"I was thinking to drill holes in a standard cheap truss rod wrench - those are not s…"

Frank Ford replied Mar 21 to Trussrod socket thought....

9 Apr 8
Reply by Mike Kolb

"You might do well to cut the handle off and drill some holes.  Think I might try tha…"

Frank Ford replied Mar 19 to Trussrod socket thought....

9 Apr 8
Reply by Mike Kolb

"The simplest way is just what you suggest - tie a ball on the end of the string.    …"

Frank Ford replied Mar 9 to Classical guitar bridge question

3 Mar 9
Reply by Frank Ford

"Most likely you'll want to take the neck off and add appropriate shims in the pocket…"

Frank Ford replied Jan 9 to How Should I Adjust the Action on a: Eko Ranger XII VR Eq

8 Jan 21
Reply by Ray NAYLOR


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