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Warped archtop guitar pickguard

Does anyone have any experience in flattening a warped pickguard on an archtop guitar? I think the pickguard is celluloid.

Started by Eric Adler in Luthier Talk

2 Dec 5, 2008
Reply by Eric Adler

Truss rod instilation

Ive heard of different methods of securing a truss rod in a neck. What Im wondering about is the method that other makers do to secure a tr…

Started by Donald A. Fortune in Luthier Talk

1 Dec 4, 2008
Reply by Penql

Tips, Discoveries, and so called trade secrets

If it's fine with Frank, is this forum open to sharing tips and stuff..Like,where do you acess the truss rod adjustment on a Tama 12 string…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

13 Dec 2, 2008
Reply by Bob Webster

A couple things

Here's a great way to store and organize sandpaper...A cardboard file in a milkcrate..Also, where in the darn heck is the truss rod adjustm…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

3 Dec 1, 2008
Reply by thefishinmusician

Glue for very hot, very humid conditions

I have just recently returned from a mission trip to Pearlington, Mississippi. Its right down in the bayou on the Pearl river . A lot of pe…

Started by David Houchens in Luthier Talk

13 Dec 1, 2008
Reply by Russell Vance

Best Way to Darken a Rosewod Fretboard

I'm not a maker or repairer; just a player and enthusiast. My question is this: what do you experts believe is the best way to darken a lig…

Started by Dave Trickey in Luthier Talk

4 Dec 1, 2008
Reply by Doug T

Difficulty leveling Rosette

I installed a rosette in a Euro Spruce soundboard, leaving it slightly proud so that it could be scraped level. Well, the rosette seems to…

Started by Jerry Mercer in Luthier Talk

11 Nov 30, 2008
Reply by Bob Webster

Finishing Curly Maple

Can anyone suggest how to finish curly maple to get a some what antique look? I'm wanting to finish a banjo rim and neck and would like to…

Started by Bill Rickard in Luthier Talk

9 Nov 29, 2008
Reply by Russell Vance

Jumbo Guitar

G'Day Members, If milling and resawing Back and sides billets for Jumbo Guitar how much extra do you feel one should cut sizes at to allow…

Started by Robert Mac Millan in Luthier Talk

2 Nov 28, 2008
Reply by Robert Mac Millan

Piezo Saddles (for tune-o-matics)

has anyone here whacked one with a hammer to see what's inside? Looks like the actual saddle where the string rests is wrapped in something…

Started by Penql in Luthier Talk

3 Nov 28, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune


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