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Lately there has been a daily barrage of obvious spammers applying for membership here at FRETS.NET. Some time ago, I added those simple q…

Started by Frank Ford in Luthier TalkLatest Reply

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Neck Re-Set Gallery

Hi All,  I've had a few neck re-sets through the workshop recently (lucky me). I always take a photo of the join once it's apart in case I…

Started by MrGlyn in Luthier TalkLatest Reply

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Can anyone identify this pickup and suggest how to remove it?

Hello, This pickup is installed in a Guild and it need to be removed. It feels like it is glued in. I have not seen this type of pickup bef…

Started by Lee Gendvilas in Luthier Talk

4 Jun 18
Reply by Ian Pender

Parrot Vise

FYI. A Parrot Vise clone is on eBay for $58.29. Looks identical to the Shop Fox version. I ordered one. I will compare it to the two Shop F…

Started by Thomas James in Luthier Talk

4 Jun 10
Reply by David

46 J45

Hi. I have a 1946 J46 that was possibly rebuilt at some time with either original or new bracing. Can’t tell. The guitar plays well and sou…

Started by Frank Capo in Luthier Talk

0 Jun 2

Parlor guitar ID?

I was recently gifted this parlor guitar after Juel Ulvin passed away.  The neck is off, the fingerboard is mostly missing, there is a  rep…

Started by Chris Vallillo in Luthier Talk

13 May 29
Reply by Roger Häggström

Gear Screw Needed

Any idea where I can get a screw to fit a Waverly type gear?  This one is from a Kapa Continental. Thanks-Jim

Started by Jim Yates in Luthier Talk

1 May 23
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

Oops. How to fix this...

This is a cascade of accidents and illinformed decisions... I replaced a broken trussrod in an early 70s Yamaha FG 365S. That took removing…

Started by Gert van der Does in Luthier Talk

5 May 20
Reply by Mark McLean

Fixing a sunken top

Could use some help figuring out the best repair strategy for this Tacoma, whose top has sunk.  I mostly see this on Martins, but sometimes…

Started by Eric Gleason in Luthier Talk

4 Apr 19
Reply by Walter W Wright

What trussrod tool?

I have a 31 year old custom guitar, a Shanti built by Michael Hornick. It’s an incredible guitar but it’s been strung up for its whole life…

Started by LARRY KLOSE in Luthier Talk

3 Mar 31

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Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

13 Mar 10
Reply by Gert van der Does

Vintage Gibson pickguard removal.

Got an early 6o's LG that has the picjguard curl which has caused 3 separate cracks in the top...Problem is , VERY thin guard , finished ov…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

5 Feb 15
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