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Old Frets - General Question

I work on a lot of late 19th and early 20th century guitars, many of them 'catalog'-type i.e. mass-produced, often not on the level of a Ma…

Started by onewent in Luthier Talk

4 Jan 18
Reply by onewent

Curly Koa or Curly Mahogany

I need help with identifying this wood. This is a 1927ish Supertone I rehabbed five or so years ago. I always assumed it was mahagony. But…

Started by Rich Middendorf in Luthier Talk

13 Jan 17
Reply by George Roberts

Unusual pickguard static issue

Hi everybody, I've just setup a Mexican Fender P-Bass a d have run into an unusual issue. The owner was experiencing some static crackle w…

Started by Darren in Luthier Talk

10 Jan 15
Reply by wood addict

Fret Slots too Large?

Hey all. I beveled my fret ends too much (strings slip off the fret), so I'd like to refret the neck. I'm concerned when I remove these fre…

Started by mr smits in Luthier Talk

13 Jan 15
Reply by wood addict

Narrow - tall frets on American Pro 11 strat .

Does anyone know the dimensions of Fenders narrow-tall frets ? As on American pro II strat ? Thanks

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

2 Jan 12
Reply by Len Biglin

Cupped Back Halves

Hi guys! Happy New year!I pulled out a set of Madagascar Rosewood back and sides from my stickered storage (about 6 years) and discovered t…

Started by Philip Secrist in Luthier Talk

1 Jan 3
Reply by Roger Häggström

WTB Caramillo bending iron

I’ve been in touch w Caramillo but he says he’s out of stock and doesn’t have time to make more irons. Does anyone have one they’d sell? i…

Started by Mike Cornwall in Luthier Talk

4 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Mike Cornwall

New here, Stossel Lute help needed

Hi everyone, glad I found this site. I am not a luthier, hope that is ok. I did find this Stossel  Lute and I am trying to get it playable…

Started by Bill Miller in Luthier Talk

4 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Bill Miller

Rare Aria Pro 2 PE185 Herb Ellis

Firstly thank you so much for having me on your site - I will try & behave myself!  A good friend - Bobby Blue Shankaran - owns this ve…

Started by Dean Sibley in Luthier Talk

26 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by vrs

Martin Marquis M1100 80/20 Bronze Replacement

I'm running out of my Martin M1100 strings stash and wonder what I can find for a replacement. Have tried a few others over the years but I…

Started by Roger Schnieders in Luthier Talk

3 Dec 23, 2020
Reply by Mark McLean


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