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"My first order of business would be to look into salvage value for any original part…"

Frank Ford replied Oct 26, 2021 to Broken Bakelite Richenbacher

9 Nov 9, 2021
Reply by Don Daringer

"It happens occasionally, and a loose heel is the current test for whether a reset wo…"

Frank Ford replied Sep 4, 2021 to Martin dovetail neck joints coming loose?

4 Sep 4, 2021
Reply by Frank Ford

"Got the report, dumped her this morning (I think)"

Frank Ford replied Aug 31, 2021 to NEW MEMBERSHIP DENIED?

25 Aug 31, 2021
Reply by Frank Ford

"I generally advise not to "clean up" the old gluing surface, because I've found that…"

Frank Ford replied Apr 20, 2021 to Re-glue Celluloid fingerboard

3 Apr 23, 2021
Reply by onewent

"It's possible that the necks are butt-glued and mortised into the neck block without…"

Frank Ford replied Mar 4, 2021 to The Most Difficult Neck Reset .. need ideas

18 Mar 18, 2021
Reply by onewent

" Unlike Martin guitars, the finish on those old Gibsons is notoriously thick and bri…"

Frank Ford replied Feb 13, 2021 to Gibson neck heel damage

3 Feb 13, 2021
Reply by Greg Mirken

"Sorry about that  - another one slipped through yesterday.   I don't hesitate to dro…"

Frank Ford replied Feb 4, 2021 to NEW MEMBERSHIP DENIED?

25 Aug 31, 2021
Reply by Frank Ford

"Thanks  -  I heard about that today and dumped that "member!""

Frank Ford replied Feb 4, 2021 to NEW MEMBERSHIP DENIED?

25 Aug 31, 2021
Reply by Frank Ford

"Spurts, yes. I got the same advice from a luthier who had done a lot of binding rep…"

Frank Ford replied Jan 19, 2021 to Rotted binding on a Gretsch 6122

13 Jun 12, 2021
Reply by Dave Richard

"Some of the early frets had a kind of "knurling" or a series of machine-produced den…"

Frank Ford replied Jan 18, 2021 to Old Frets - General Question

4 Jan 18, 2021
Reply by onewent

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