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Additional to the bass from hell

more pictures.

Started by jbbancroft in Luthier Talk

0 Jan 27

Old Brass Tuners Frozen

These brass tuners are off of a mid to later 19th century seven-string banjo.  It appears that they have not functioned for many years and…

Started by onewent in Luthier Talk

22 Jan 23
Reply by charley erck

K&K Mini with built in preamp?

Hi: I've installed numerous K&K Mini p/ups, all the basic model. Great pickup, and I usually use an external preamp with the K&K. N…

Started by Dave Richard in Luthier Talk

1 Jan 22
Reply by Mike Cornwall

good airbrush for finish touch-up?

Hi: I'm going to buy  a quality airbrush for finish touch-up(I've rebound an old Gibson, need to spray well-defined lines of nitro, 1/8" tp…

Started by Dave Richard in Luthier Talk

7 Jan 18
Reply by Dave Richard

Weird stuff you see

I know we try to keep this place acoustic, but thought you might be interested in this.Had a Telecaster in the shop for a simple pickup swa…

Started by Keith in Luthier Talk

5 Jan 17
Reply by Ian Pender

Question about using a black light to inspect finishes

I've been using a hand held black light to inspect finishes on vintage instruments for awhile, it's a pretty amazing tool. For anyone not f…

Started by Ian Pender in Luthier Talk

0 Jan 17

To Those Using A Pressure Cooker As A Steam Generator

I've got my hose (HD brake line, got my needle (veterinarian, for horses etc.), clamps, and got my pressure cooker. Are the people using th…

Started by GA20T in Luthier Talk

39 Jan 16
Reply by G. N Mann


Hi All, Been refinishing Les Pauls since I was small, but I've just got in a pair of ES 335 Dot Gibson's with a serious front crack in the…

Started by Russell Vance in Luthier Talk

3 Jan 16
Reply by Russell Vance

Burn-in Balm steam shield

Hi everyone, I had a hunch about using burn-in stick balm to protect lacquer from steam blushing. This morning I did a little experiment. T…

Started by Mike Cornwall in Luthier Talk

12 Jan 11
Reply by Andrew

Need help, Exporting guitar from Denmark to the US

We run a small guitar building business, where we sometimes, export guitars to the US, it has gone fine a couple of times, but this time th…

Started by Claus Holm Jensen in Luthier Talk

1 Jan 7
Reply by onewent


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