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Started by Claus Holm Jensen in Luthier Talk

19 Mar 1
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

Of Strings & Pickups

Hello, I have a beautiful Avalon 12string that sounds awesome, but would like some advice on sound hole pickups & strings please. Curre…

Started by Brian T. Williams in Luthier Talk

10 Feb 24
Reply by Brian T. Williams

Squareneck Dobro Refinish

I am new to this forum but I am excited for all the experience and knowledge in here. So, recently I started a project to repair/refinish t…

Started by Cameron Leslie in Luthier Talk

1 Feb 19
Reply by Mike Kolb

Drill press fretting...

Always hate to waste a decent diagram, so here's what I posted on a FB page when the subject of drill press fretting came up earlier today.…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

1 Feb 19
Reply by Glen H

gibson b25-12n neck

I have a 1969 Gibson  B25-12n with a tailpiece that I want to have re chromed. It has always been tuned 3 frets lower than standard E tunin…

Started by fred harrison in Luthier Talk

4 Feb 17
Reply by jbbancroft

Is anyone here doing water decals?

 I need to have a few made. I need a  few 30s Oahu oval ones,  and possibly some of the larger 30s gold KayKraft Indian Head decals also. T…

Started by Kerry Krishna in Luthier Talk

7 Feb 15
Reply by Ed Minch

Positioning scarf joint

I like to use an under-the-fingerboard scarf joint when building, but I'm having trouble positioning it right. I always get the tip of the…

Started by Mac McElwain in Luthier Talk

15 Feb 15
Reply by Andrew

Order of Operations Question

Hi Everyone, I have been given the opportunity to restore a beautiful 1960s Guild F-30 NT Special guitar with Brazilian Rosewood back and s…

Started by Chris Vallillo in Luthier Talk

4 Feb 15
Reply by Chris Vallillo

I need someone to make a few oversized MartinPyramid bridges for me...

 I need two ( one would do for now)  15% oversized ebony pyramid bridge , with no pin holes or saddle slot cut.   I imagine there are sever…

Started by Kerry Krishna in Luthier Talk

5 Feb 12
Reply by jbbancroft

Saddle Height

Hey all. I'm having an issue where despite having a perfect neck angle on the guitar, the saddle height is fairly low in order to get just…

Started by mr smits in Luthier Talk

22 Jan 26
Reply by Paul Verticchio


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