Hello everyone. I'm new here and somewhat new to guitar/bass repair work. I'm working on some cheap old junkers to cut my teeth while absorbing like a sponge, every scrap of info I can find...so I will probably have a few questions from time to time when I cannot flush out an answer from my books, Frets.com etc. I'm getting into this work as a result of a love for instruments, music and tinkering with wooden anything. I built my own electric some years back and was hooked. My main focus has always been fine art painting, but money is slow to come with that gig, and I'm looking to supplement my income. Why not do something I also enjoy? So here I am.
As an oil painter, I of course have a large bag of rabbit skin glue sitting around. I have since switched to using PVA or Polyvinylacitate to size my canvas for several reasons. So I'm wondering how appropriate rabbit skin glue would be for luthiery. Is it strong enough, have the correct working properties, etc.???? I hate to see it go to waste and if I can save a few bucks and use what I've got, all the better. If bovine hide glue is better, no problem, I'll get some....just curious.