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Gibson Top/bridge belly

I am seeking some expert advice before I embark on a repair.  I have a 2000s Gibson j45. The action is high about .120 There is saddle life…

Started by Luke Single in Luthier Talk

6 Oct 25
Reply by Len Biglin

Wanted: Ideas for protecting guitar tops

In the shop today with an old Harmony with a very flaky finish. Trying to devise ways to protect the top while refretting and so on, but ha…

Started by Keith R in Luthier Talk

4 Oct 23
Reply by Thomas James

Ventura D-35 neck reset

I just started on a neck reset on a Ventura Bruno D-35 Brazilian Rosewood made is Japan. Since these are Martin copies, I'm guessing the ne…

Started by Steve Bascietto in Luthier Talk

8 Oct 22
Reply by John Yungbluth

Ovation Matrix replacement neck

I read a discussion thread on here from March/April 2010 regarding the dressing of frets on an Ovation Matrix couldn't be done…

Started by Richard Green in Luthier Talk

1 Oct 22
Reply by Kevin D. Davis

neck reset regal guitar?

I have been asked to make this guitar playable. There is no identification on it. I looked in the book Regal Musical Instruments 1895-1955…

Started by Lee Gendvilas in Luthier Talk

31 Oct 16
Reply by Lee Gendvilas

Allied Lutherie's temporary closure

Our friends at Allied Lutherie in Healdsburg, CA remain closed for the duration of the terrible Northern California fires in and around the…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

1 Oct 16
Reply by Mike Kolb

Alien fret gunge

Pulling frets on an old Harmony. Heated the fret and this green liquid started to ooze out. Any idea what it is? Didn't seem to do any harm…

Started by Keith R in Luthier Talk

4 Oct 16
Reply by onewent

Pulling Frets

Hi guys, I pulled the frets out of my Epiphone ES-335's rosewood fingerboard this weekend.  I used a soldering iron per the usual but I dev…

Started by Jon Cooper in Luthier Talk

8 Oct 16
Reply by Michael

Top-loading acoustic bridge opinions?

Hi folks,  I've got a 1960's Harmony Sovereign on the bench that is a new acquisition by a mutual friend of my cousin, who also owns one of…

Started by John Cartwright in Luthier Talk

33 Oct 12
Reply by Mark McLean

Barbless tang?

I think bar frets is one of the practices that was really good but abandoned for a quicker way to do the same thing - almost as good. Like…

Started by Roger Häggström in Luthier Talk

11 Oct 11
Reply by Roger Häggström


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