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String tension jig

Made a jig to measure the tension from different strings using a hanging scale capable of 100 kg. The information about tension is one thin…

Started by Roger Häggström in Luthier Talk

3 Jun 17
Reply by Palle Clausen

My version of a Magswitch tool holder. Warning: keep your expectations low.

To keep my bench top free of permanently-mounted tools, I flush-mounted two rare earth magnets along the edge to hold two tools I use ALL t…

Started by Mark A. Kane in Luthier Talk

8 Jun 8
Reply by Walter W Wright

Finish for ebony pyramid bridge?

I am making a replacement bridge for a small parlor guitar.  The original bridge had split in front of the saddle.  When examining the old…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

2 Jun 7
Reply by George Roberts

Relative Humidity

I hear that the relative humidity of your shop is very important for building guitars and should be between 40 and 50%. I think I can main…

Started by Doug Collins in Luthier Talk

7 Jun 6
Reply by Eric P. Wilson

Martin HD28V Loose Tuner Bushing and Pick Up Pack

Hello! I'm new this forum, so thanks in advance for adding me!  I recently purchased a used late nineties HD28V and I’ve noticed 2 issues…

Started by Ryan Inlow in Luthier Talk

4 Jun 5
Reply by Walter W Wright

Re-Fret Issue -- Ends of frets not seating

Hey all. I've done one refret ever, and it turned out great. But in that case the frets removed where the same size as the frets replaced.…

Started by mr smits in Luthier Talk

13 May 30
Reply by Mike Kolb

Seagull needs wider neck .

So my friend has a seagull parlour which he loves the sound of , but it is narrow at the nut end . Has anyone removed a neck from a seagull…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

2 May 29
Reply by Len Biglin

Anyone here use the Magswitch products?

I ran across this today. Looks like the panacea for feather boards and other guides. Found a lot of positive reviews.

Started by Allan Bacon in Luthier Talk

4 May 28
Reply by Frank Ford

Guild 2005 CV-1 neck reset....

Expecting a 2005 Guild CV-1 'Grand Auditorium' this weekend for a look-see. The owner was quoted an hefty amount for a neck reset (and subs…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

4 May 25
Reply by Mark McLean

Fret tang crimpers/mashers

Hi, chaps! Looking for cheaper alternative to the StewMac tang crimpers. Any ideas?

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

2 May 23
Reply by Allan Bacon


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