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Need help dating my Washburn guitare

Hi there! I just acquired this turn of the century Whasburn guitar, There is a serial number but no model number visible. Old black and whi…

Started by Jeff Whalen in Luthier Talk

5 Sep 5
Reply by Jeff Whalen

Summit fret tang nippers. Anyone tried them?

I need some new tang nippers for jumbo wire. Anyone used the Summit ones from Jescar? 

Started by David Farmer in Luthier Talk

11 Sep 3
Reply by Robbie Collins

Any luthier's out there have any pointers for charango

Hi, i was hoping there are a few luthiers, that may have any pointers for me, for making a charango. Any spects or measurments, or advice ?…

Started by Steve in Luthier Talk

6 Aug 30
Reply by Markus Schmid

Age of Gibson Tenor Guitar

Once again I would like to tap into your pool of accumulated experience and knowledge to help me to identify the age of this Gibson Tenor a…

Started by Dave Yelverton in Luthier Talk

7 Aug 30
Reply by Dave Yelverton

Black Grain Filler

Can anyone tell me how to get a black color for a pore filler? The Stew-Mac water base ebony dries out to a shade of grey (not acceptable).…

Started by Allen L Wall in Luthier Talk

17 Aug 29
Reply by Allen L Wall

Ovation Matrix replacement neck

I read a discussion thread on here from March/April 2010 regarding the dressing of frets on an Ovation Matrix couldn't be done…

Started by Richard Green in Luthier Talk

0 Aug 28

Yamaha FG-375S needs a new truss rod - any insight?

Pleased to present for your consideration. . . . . . . . . Also, I'm a hobbyist, not a professional repair person.    I just acquired a 1…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

24 Aug 26
Reply by David Burchfield


I'm thrashing around trying to find a good alternative to Indian Rosewood for fingerboards. I bet I'm not alone in this! Does anyone have e…

Started by Mac McElwain in Luthier Talk

14 Aug 24
Reply by Mac McElwain

Frets with wide tang

A friend's guitar needs new frets in his very old jazz guitar. The old frets have a tang that measures 0,0275". The frets are without barbs…

Started by Bob Steinarsson in Luthier Talk

1 Aug 21
Reply by Murray MacLeod

Sears and Roebuck finishes

My cousin brought me a Sears Roebuck guitar model 319. It is an heirloom that he would like me to make playable again.  He also would like…

Started by Lee Baker in Luthier Talk

1 Aug 18
Reply by Greg Mirken


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