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buzz from a resonator cone... what to do?

Hi, all - I have a National ukulele that is a few years old and in great shape overall. But I've noticed a small buzz coming from the biscu…

Started by Christina Perry in Luthier Talk

13 Jun 21
Reply by Greg Miller

Finish ding repair

So....Customer gave me a new strat body and wanted to add a sustainior and battery compartment...I did the route , and...CRAP !,,,,,I forgo…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

0 Jun 12

Hofner archtop necks

Hope you're all doing alright and keeping busy! I've just started taking in a few repairs this week in a safe way: it's nice to have instru…

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

5 Jun 10
Reply by Palle Clausen

Guild Starfire 12string. String tension question.

Hello, I have a Guild Sarfire 1V 12 string, purchased new eighteen months ago, currently strung with my preferred choice, Ernie Ball 10-46…

Started by Brian T. Williams in Luthier Talk

5 Jun 9
Reply by Brian T. Williams

Removing a neck with a wide square heel

I've done between 30 and 40 neck resets over the years. Mostly vintage Martins. Sometimes some finish touchup is necessary, but they always…

Started by Christopher Parker in Luthier Talk

2 Jun 8
Reply by jbbancroft

Closing of cracks

Dear luthiers I have a question about repairing cracks in flat tops. I have read what I have found about this topic in this forum, but I ha…

Started by Bob Steinarsson in Luthier Talk

6 Jun 6
Reply by Roger Häggström

bad brake!! Oh SNAP!

I've got an early 60's J45 on the bench i did a nice repair on a very bad brake (the old and familiar head stock snap) did the splines and…

Started by peter meyer in Luthier Talk

3 May 29
Reply by peter meyer

looking for a good Luthier in Westwood Massachusetts 02090

Does anyone know a good Luthier in the 02090 zip code or near Westwood Massachusetts? I sold a beautiful 1965 Gibson 335 12 string to a gen…

Started by Fritz Froeschner in Luthier Talk

2 May 27
Reply by Fritz Froeschner

GAL Big Red Book Vol. 3

Anybody Know why GAL stopped Printing Vol. 3 of Big Red Book Series...? and why it costs $1100 everywhere I can find it for sale? 

Started by Bob H Abernathy III in Luthier Talk

2 May 23
Reply by Bob H Abernathy III

Solarez products?

Hello All, In my never ending search for a clear pore filler that doesn't shrink (down the road a few months) I'm starting some tests with…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

0 May 23


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