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'68 Stratocster re-fret question

Hello All,    I have an old strat neck that I am getting up the nerve to re-fret. I have done a few original fret jobs over the years, but…

Started by Mark McCornack in Luthier Talk

4 Nov 30, 2023
Reply by Mark McCornack

Remove staining on unfinished sides

I'm building a pair of parlor guitars, one of which has a set of highly figured sides. I was a bit worried about these sides cracking while…

Started by Ian Pender in Luthier Talk

1 Nov 27, 2023
Reply by Paul Breen

!971 Ramirez 1A top has me perplexed.

I cannot figure out what was done to this guitar.  I found it for cheap, and expect to improve it, if not restore it.  Looks lie someone re…

Started by Colin Caissie in Luthier Talk

10 Nov 17, 2023
Reply by Colin Caissie

Advice on removing massive added top reinforcement?

I recently bought a 1969 Gibson B25 12-string needing repair. It has the adjustable bridge and trapeze tailpiece. A well-meaning but cluele…

Started by Harry G Quattlebaum in Luthier Talk

5 Oct 25, 2023
Reply by Harry G Quattlebaum

Luthiers Mercantile (LMI) Closing up Shop!

and their excellent "FGX" yellow wood glue is already sold out :( suggestions for a replacement? anybody know anything about titebond 50?

Started by Walter W Wright in Luthier Talk

19 Oct 6, 2023
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I'm finally finishing up work on a small Bruno guitar.  It came in a nice coffin case, but with hideous orange (think orange sherbet) color…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

9 Sep 26, 2023
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Greetings I know this is probably not fret related, but does anyone (maybe Frank) know where I might pick up one of the old t-shi…

Started by Allen L Wall in Luthier Talk

6 Sep 8, 2023
Reply by Allen L Wall

"Dead Fret" is it a thing?

I just saw a YouTube video entitled "Don't Radius Your Fret Slots!" by a guitar maker. He has both acoustics and electrics in the backgroun…

Started by Mike Semenock in Luthier Talk

23 Sep 2, 2023
Reply by Mike Semenock

Vertical Sliding Dovetail / Locking Dado Neck Reset - How to keep joint and change angle?

This is my first post/discussion.  I'm a new player and fixer-hobbyist who's trying to resuscitate a '70s Conn Student-grade Martin knock-o…

Started by Chris N in Luthier Talk

19 Aug 27, 2023
Reply by Mike Semenock

Possible future in Lutherie

Hi All, I am new to this site and I am grateful to be included. I have a single acoustic guitar that I don't play nearly enough due to busy…

Started by Chris Locati in Luthier Talk

14 Aug 11, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans


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