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Luthier Wood Questions

I'm considering starting a guitar project and I'm wondering about wood. The project could be either electric or acoustic so please comment…

Started by marmeduke in Luthier Talk

4 Sep 13, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

12 fret guitar

I have been asked to build a 12 fret L-1 size guitar. The only plans I have found for this size are 14 fret. Can I merely move the sound ho…

Started by paul zerfas in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 12, 2008
Reply by paul zerfas

Parlor guitar

Hi, I am from Toronto, Canada, and I recently picked about a parlor guitar on a trip to Seattle. I was told it was built in St. Paul, Minne…

Started by Devon8822 in Luthier Talk

0 Sep 12, 2008

Any tips on starting a repair/retail shop

After nearly 7 1/2 years of working out of an established music store, I am going to open my own repair and boutique retail store. I've got…

Started by East Side Guitar Repair in Luthier Talk

5 Sep 11, 2008
Reply by East Side Guitar Repair

Martin D28 - Do I need a neck reset.

I've got a real nice sounding Martin D28-CW. The problem is that it's real tough to play, especially beyond the first position. The action…

Started by Gerald Shaw in Luthier Talk

14 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins

Getting the back back on perfectly

Oxymoron.... I know. I'm starting to think a full form is required (before removal) to get a back off and on with little or no detectabili…

Started by 12Fret in Luthier Talk

11 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Charlie Hoffman

Heating blankets

I use various ways to heat and loosen joints but I've never gotten any of these heating blankets I've seen like in the LMI catalog. Do many…

Started by Charlie Longstreth in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Charlie Hoffman

Using a shaper

Anyone use a shaper to carve necks? What kinds of jigs did you make? Have any pics to share? I'm toying with the idea of getting one, but s…

Started by Dave Fox in Luthier Talk

1 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Charlie Hoffman

Vintage Gold Hardware - Cleaning The Green

I would like hear some opinions on cleaning gold hardware/pick-ups that have suffered from 'out-gassing' of an old pickguard. I usually jus…

Started by Tom Krebs in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

Blended Pickups

I have a McIntyre Feather pickup (passive) in my Guild acoustic--mounted inside on the bridge plate. I run it through a Baggs PADI direct b…

Started by Ken Wilson in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 8, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits


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