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Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

7 Jul 6
Reply by Keith Somerville

Furch guitar with exploding fingerboard

Hi, chaps. This came into the shop recently. It has previously been 'repaired' by someone who has used some kind of putty or something to t…

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 5
Reply by Roger Häggström

Suction Cups on Porous Lacquer Finish

I want to use a guitar support that attaches with a suction cup on the lower bout along with a strap that hooks over the endpin. The proble…

Started by Brent Hutto in Luthier Talk

4 Jul 4
Reply by Stanley Alexandrowicz

Microtonal frets?

An Egyptian guitarist has been in touch about adding microtonal frets to his instrument. I've seen examples and it doesn't look like it'd b…

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

0 Jun 28

Stromberg Voisinet Venetian Headstock Repair

The head stock has a couple of issues to be addressed. I plan on using filtered compressed air to clear any loose contaminants from the pic…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

0 Jun 25

Side Crack Repair

Another personal project guitar to further test my dedication and resolve. There is a long crack in the side that extends almost from the…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

4 Jun 21

How would you approach this repair?

A customer of mine has fallen in love with a 1910-ish parlor guitar.  Although he won't say it specifically, he really wants it to play lik…

Started by Eric Gleason in Luthier Talk

12 Jun 20
Reply by Eric Gleason


This is a guitar that I have owned for many years.  Recently the bridge split just in front of the saddle.  Before trying to remove the bri…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

9 Jun 18
Reply by Mike Kolb

Stromberg Voisinet Venitian Binding Source

Is anyone familiar with a source for the style of binding pictured?

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

5 Jun 17
Reply by Greg Mirken

Stromberg Voisinet Venitian " Princess " - Back Is Potato Chipped And Cracked

A basket case guitar to task my resolve. Beginning with the back: The back is missing 2 of 4 braces with the lower bout brace still in pla…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

1 Jun 17
Reply by Roger Häggström


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