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

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

4 Sep 4
Reply by Frank Ford

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

Frank Ford replied Aug 31 to NEW MEMBERSHIP DENIED?

25 Aug 31
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 to Re-glue Celluloid fingerboard

3 Apr 23
Reply by onewent

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

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

18 Mar 18
Reply by onewent

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

Frank Ford replied Feb 13 to Gibson neck heel damage

3 Feb 13
Reply by Greg Mirken

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

Frank Ford replied Feb 4 to NEW MEMBERSHIP DENIED?

25 Aug 31
Reply by Frank Ford

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

Frank Ford replied Feb 4 to NEW MEMBERSHIP DENIED?

25 Aug 31
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 to Rotted binding on a Gretsch 6122

13 Jun 12
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 to Old Frets - General Question

4 Jan 18
Reply by onewent

"I vote MAHGONY. Harmony made a lot of stuff for Sears under the Supertone label.  Th…"

Frank Ford replied Dec 26, 2020 to Curly Koa or Curly Mahogany

15 Jul 11
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