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Tricky Crack Diagnosis Issue

Hi, My name is Dave Domizi and I run The Fret Shop in Athens, GA. I hope that you’re all well. I’m writing to ask for any experienced ide…

Started by Dave Domizi in Luthier Talk

6 Oct 13
Reply by Len Biglin

Hi Frank, Hi All others on this site, I hope you're doing well during these strange times. Jonathan Lee here (CFox Guitars, Walden Guitars,…

Started by Jonathan Lee in Luthier Talk

10 Oct 12
Reply by Jonathan Lee


I have tried this as a fretboard- and bridge oil on raw wood and it's very good indeed. This is not an oil or a wax, but similar to nose gr…

Started by Roger Häggström in Luthier Talk

0 Oct 6

Ebonized Fret Boards and Bridges

Hope this subject has not been driven into the ground.   What is an  ebonized guitar fret board or bridge?  What wood species were used? Wh…

Started by Dave Hanna in Luthier Talk

11 Oct 5
Reply by Dave Hanna

Finding mechanical rattles in classical guitars

A customer brought me a new-ish classical that has a few dissonant rattles on certain notes, mostly around the 6-9th frets on the low E and…

Started by Eric Gleason in Luthier Talk

4 Oct 4
Reply by Eric Gleason

1974 Ibanez Concord with a back-bowed neck!

So I have this guitar on my bench that has a lot of back bow even with the truss rod completely loose, and no strings on it. Apparently it…

Started by Michael Burton in Luthier Talk

3 Oct 4
Reply by Roger Häggström

P bass pickguard strengthening.

Have been thinking about this for a long while. Today I tryed to inlay a piece of Bakelite picguard material into the back of a P Bass pick…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen in Luthier Talk

0 Oct 1

Tape dispenser / holder

Im about to build a holder for all my tapes , any pics would be cool thanks , mine will be based on a wine bottle and hacksaw blade I think…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

4 Sep 28
Reply by Frank Ford

Washburn New Model questions

I got this Washburn New Model back in 1974 at a yard sale. It was a reck, the victim of abuse and bad "repair" work. After all of this time…

Started by Bob Gaddis in Luthier Talk

2 Sep 27
Reply by Bob Gaddis

Resonator guitar set-up

I am setting up a round neck resonator guitar. My preliminary measurements involve stretching a monofilament line from the 4th string slot…

Started by Allen L Wall in Luthier Talk

4 Sep 19
Reply by Allen L Wall


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