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Small violin hairline

A friend was recently given a nice looking violin, a German Strad copy, which looks to be in virtually unused condition except for a short,…

Started by LARRY KLOSE in Luthier Talk

7 Dec 16, 2018
Reply by jbbancroft

Scale length and sustain

I have just finished an oddball August Carlstedt big parlor with a whopping 67,5 cm scale length (mensur), 26.6" for you Americans. It's a…

Started by Roger Häggström in Luthier Talk

4 Dec 14, 2018
Reply by jbbancroft

Anyone using an Optivisor?

Hi all. Thinking of spending some of my hard-earned on useful tools and stuff that I've had my eye on for a while. A few times while doing…

Started by Keith in Luthier Talk

20 Dec 9, 2018
Reply by Walter W Wright

Wide, brown binding tape

Hello All, I use the 3/4" wide, brown binding tape---wonderful stuff---for everything but gluing in bindings. For that it's long rubber ban…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

0 Dec 7, 2018

Turning away a customer

Hi, all. Hope everyone's busy on their benches. I've had an email exchange with someone I suspect is going to be one of those customers who…

Started by Keith in Luthier Talk

7 Dec 5, 2018
Reply by Keith

Glue for Oud

Happy Holidays!  I am unable to decide which glue to use - epoxy or CA?

Started by Lee Gendvilas in Luthier Talk

4 Dec 4, 2018
Reply by jbbancroft

Removing low frets

this has probably been done by others, but I never heard anyone talk about it and I discovered this on my own. How to remove frets that are…

Started by jbbancroft in Luthier Talk

8 Dec 3, 2018
Reply by Mike Cornwall

GluBoost Super glue tints

Hey all. Im browsing LMII at the moment and just came across this line of cyanoacrylate glues, ca glues for finishes, and tints for said gl…

Started by Andrew in Luthier Talk

12 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by Mark A. Kane

modifying "nice" guitars

  I have a 2008 circa martin " custom built "guitar ( about $ 4000 USD ) I live in Trinidad & Tobago and play a lot , the binding is sh…

Started by Peter Laine in Luthier Talk

2 Nov 29, 2018
Reply by Paul Verticchio

I Need help with regluing a snapped-off headstock

Hello. I reglued a snapped off headstock with titebond recently. It was previously glued but appeared disjointed and i pulled it apart. It…

Started by Frank Capo in Luthier Talk

42 Nov 29, 2018
Reply by Terry Chapman

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