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Source For Inlay/Overlay Material

Any recommendation as to a source for pearloid/celluloid material as shown on the fingerboard of this  Stromberg Voisinet?   https://godzil…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

1 Jul 17
Reply by Ed Minch

New stew mac heat stick

Has anyone  tryed the new Stew Mac heat stick method of neck removal?

Started by peter meyer in Luthier Talk

10 Jul 9
Reply by Tai Fu


I am looking for a Set of pivot bolts for my LTD...the trem is like a floyd but says edge o it

Started by joe butkins in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 5
Reply by joe butkins

Scale length for resonator guitar

In measuring the scale length for a resonator guitar, do you measure to the exact center of the spider bridge slot or to the front of said…

Started by Allen L Wall in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 3
Reply by Allen L Wall

Gibson L5 tailpiece .

Hi everyone , I have a customer who has an L5 from '34 , the tailpiece has torn apart with metal fatigue . These seem to be notoriously sca…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 3
Reply by Len Biglin

Proper method of cleaning/removing decades of surface dirt, grime & etc. from old lacquer finishes.

Where to start with an instrument from 1928-30 that has wonderful checking. I know I cannot get aggressive but I have a finally guitar on t…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

9 Jul 2
Reply by onewent

Headstock Break (inherited)

I recently had this one handed to me. Belongs to a buddy who thought breaking it once was not enough so he did it twice. 1990 Guild D-25NT.…

Started by Lee Baker in Luthier Talk

4 Jun 27
Reply by Brian Stewart

Super glued Martin neck/body joint

So I'm working on a Martin with the laminated neck , with a bad neck angle...I saw it was a bolt on type , so I told the customer it would…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

19 Jun 27
Reply by Brian Stewart

Guild F-212-XL dovetail

Does anybody know how far in from the edge of the fingerboard I need to drill to hit the edge of the dovetail for a neck re-set, so I can f…

Started by Bob Gaddis in Luthier Talk

2 Jun 24
Reply by Bob Gaddis

Saddle seating problem?

I have a Larrivée dreadnought. I noticed the guitar is jangly in the upper registers, and discovered that the action was low on the B and E…

Started by Jon Jerome in Luthier Talk

1 Jun 23
Reply by Mike Kolb


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