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Hello All!

Hi Folks,  just saying hello.  I'm usually pretty busy between the shop, and life, but appreciate Frank accepting my membership request. T…

Started by Kirby Francis in Luthier Talk

0 Jan 22

How Should I Adjust the Action on a: Eko Ranger XII VR Eq

How Should I Adjust the Action on a: Eko Ranger XII VR Eq See guitar here:

Started by Norwegian_Wood in Luthier Talk

8 Jan 21
Reply by Ray NAYLOR

Warping ebony fingerboard

About a year ago, I replaced an ebony fingerboard on a Beard resophonic.  Pretty standard install... the board over the neck was glued and…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

21 Jan 21
Reply by Mike Kolb

Scale length

I just bought a wreck of a Terada TW90 (dreadnought), which is considered as a very good japanese from the 70s. The guitar may need a new f…

Started by Bob Steinarsson in Luthier Talk

6 Jan 19
Reply by Mark McLean

Strap Pin at Heel

This question is the opposite of what is usually posted. I dislike strap pins at the heel and wonder how to plug the hole left by the screw

Started by John Sobczak in Luthier Talk

13 Jan 16
Reply by Nathan Laudenbach

Hide glue as pore filler?

Hello All,It looks like I'll never end my search for a clear pore filler that I can make work!I use hot hide glue for almost everything in…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

5 Jan 15
Reply by Brian Burns

Segmented saddle bone and "turbo plugs" revisited

I made a fuzz on this board some time ago enthusiastically telling about the "amazing things" I've just discovered back then. Now time has…

Started by Roger Häggström in Luthier Talk

0 Jan 11

Experience with Rubner machine heads?

Hello All,A student showed up with a set of Rubner machines that looked quite nice, though not just to my taste in appearance. They seemed…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

3 Jan 10
Reply by Roger Häggström


Lately there has been a daily barrage of obvious spammers applying for membership here at FRETS.NET. Some time ago, I added those simple q…

Started by Frank Ford in Luthier Talk

11 Jan 6
Reply by Frank Ford

Fender Tele lacquer drop fill.

Hi All, Another  challenging year is on its way - we here are seeing an increase in finish problems on new and near new instruments due to…

Started by Russell Vance in Luthier Talk

4 Jan 5
Reply by Russell Vance


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