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Repair belt buckle rash

I caused two very light scratches on the back of my Eastman 810CE, and I'm wondering if I can polish them out myself. They are very slight…

Started by slideguy in Luthier Talk

1 Oct 17, 2008
Reply by Jim Bancroft

fretboard lifting off body, martin guitar

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a Martin 000-28EC in for repair, purchased new 7 months ago, and the fretboard is coming away from the n…

Started by David Reilly in Luthier Talk

9 Oct 16, 2008
Reply by danove

Headstock - Tuner location

Every acoustic guitar I have ever seen has the tuners located in a straight line up the head. This causes the strings on the middle strings…

Started by Doug Collins in Luthier Talk

10 Oct 16, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

Waterbased Laquer Finishing

I'm a little way off from finishing my first guitar, but I thought I should start to think about it. Because of my shop limitations, I will…

Started by Doug Collins in Luthier Talk

3 Oct 15, 2008
Reply by Martin Edwards

Need help! How do you get water stains out of an interior paper label?

Hi, everyone! This is my first post, after arriving here from I'm hoping that the experienced folks who frequent this site can p…

Started by Jeff in Luthier Talk

3 Oct 12, 2008
Reply by n0ukf

Kay reset

I have a Kay flat top that looks like one of 'em from the early 60s. It needs a neck reset bad. It has a very small neck (1 1/2") width at…

Started by Rev George in Luthier Talk

5 Oct 11, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

Fingerboard Chipping when hammering Frets

This is my first Guitar and while hammering in the frets on an ebony fingerboard I am experiencing chipping on the fingerboard. This did no…

Started by Ed Perkins in Luthier Talk

8 Oct 11, 2008
Reply by Jim Bancroft

bracing for a classical guitar

Greetings guitar makers -- first of let me start off by saying that I am NOT the most experienced flat top guitar make that ever walked the…

Started by Donald A. Fortune in Luthier Talk

1 Oct 10, 2008
Reply by Magnus Hultin

Countersinking bridge pin holes

Hi, I'm brand new to the forum and I apologize if this issue has been addressed before. But, I'm having a very difficult time of countersin…

Started by Matt Winfree in Luthier Talk

6 Oct 10, 2008
Reply by Matt Winfree

Side re-enforcement

The plans for the guitar I am building call for side re-enforcement (cloth or spruce strips). Is this really necessary? I'm looking at a gu…

Started by Doug Collins in Luthier Talk

7 Oct 9, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins


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