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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…

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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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Hofner archtop necks

Hope you're all doing alright and keeping busy! I've just started taking in a few repairs this week in a safe way: it's nice to have instru…

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

4 15 hours ago
Reply by peter meyer

bad brake!! Oh SNAP!

I've got an early 60's J45 on the bench i did a nice repair on a very bad brake (the old and familiar head stock snap) did the splines and…

Started by peter meyer in Luthier Talk

3 20 hours ago
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Adding a truss rod to a classical guitar - Neck or sound hole nut?

Presented for your consideration............... Another out of the dumpster, and onto my workbench project. I've acquired awhile back old…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

1 yesterday
Reply by Greg Mirken

looking for a good Luthier in Westwood Massachusetts 02090

Does anyone know a good Luthier in the 02090 zip code or near Westwood Massachusetts? I sold a beautiful 1965 Gibson 335 12 string to a gen…

Started by Fritz Froeschner in Luthier Talk

2 on Wednesday
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GAL Big Red Book Vol. 3

Anybody Know why GAL stopped Printing Vol. 3 of Big Red Book Series...? and why it costs $1100 everywhere I can find it for sale? 

Started by Bob H Abernathy III in Luthier Talk

2 May 23
Reply by Bob H Abernathy III

Solarez products?

Hello All, In my never ending search for a clear pore filler that doesn't shrink (down the road a few months) I'm starting some tests with…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

0 May 23

Martin DM neck bolts?

On the bench we have a Martin DM which has a low vibration (sound) seems to be in or about the neck if/ when you tap or bump it with heel o…

Started by Hector Trevino in Luthier Talk

9 May 16
Reply by Mike Kolb

Gibson J200 Pick Guard Adhesive

hey there, doing a standard pull and replace re-fret on this J200. looking for recommendations for adhesives for re attaching the pick guar…

Started by David Edward Helmer in Luthier Talk

3 May 14
Reply by David Edward Helmer

Help! Witness lines in lacquer repair

Calling any folks versed on repairing old nitro finishes! After replacing crumbling binding on a 60s Gretsch, I oversprayed new black lacqu…

Started by Nate Scott in Luthier Talk

11 May 14
Reply by Peter Leveillee

Guild Starfire 12string. String tension question.

Hello, I have a Guild Sarfire 1V 12 string, purchased new eighteen months ago, currently strung with my preferred choice, Ernie Ball 10-46…

Started by Brian T. Williams in Luthier Talk

3 May 13
Reply by Mike Kolb


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