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Single String Position Buzz

I have a guitar that was just built by a luthier on E-bay. I got a great deal on it and it is a fine instrument with only one issue. The B…

Started by sunny in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 5, 2008
Reply by sunny

Fret tang depth

First refret... Fret slot depth is 2/32" or .0625", with some spots being a hair deeper. Do I want to select a fret wire that has a tang d…

Started by Brian Farrell in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 4, 2008
Reply by steve curtis

drum sander feed belt

Hi guys. I have a Grizzly 12" drum sander, and the feed belt is a little thicker where the belt is joined. If I run a back or side and it h…

Started by David Newton in Luthier Talk

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Dave Fox

Question for Frank Ford

Frank, on your site you have a picture of a Martin 1943 Dread top showing the bracing. What was the top thickness on this old geez…

Started by Rick Matei in Luthier Talk

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

Guild mortise/tenon neck reset

Hello all, I'm the luthier for Maple Street Guitars in Atlanta and have been stealing Frank's web info for years. ( I think it's time to m…

Started by jeff henry in Luthier Talk

16 Sep 2, 2008
Reply by Greg Mirken

Neck re-set help!!!

OK guys,a little feedback required here.As you can hopefully see in the pics attached heres a project I've been putting off for a long time…

Started by David Connolly in Luthier Talk

1 Sep 1, 2008
Reply by Jim Bancroft

Heat checks and possible remedys

Just purchased a 92 earl scruggs standard with a minor straight heat check on resonator. While this in no way alters the fine sound of this…

Started by Doc House in Luthier Talk

2 Sep 1, 2008
Reply by Mike Kolb


I have an old guitar which needs to be refretted, but I am unable to find suitable fret. The size is as follows: tongue thickness 0.78 mm t…

Started by Tomo in Metalworking, Machining, Tool & Fixture Making for Luthiers

2 Aug 31, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

Thicker than I thought - sides & backs

Oh Learned Luthiers: I now have my wood and I'm ready to start my first guitar, but already I'm wondering if I bit off more than I can che…

Started by Doug Collins in Luthier Talk

16 Aug 30, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

A Further Beginners Question About Bindings

My plans have arrived and I am about to begin building my first guitar. The one thing that puzzles and frightens me is the routing of the t…

Started by Doug Collins in Luthier Talk

3 Aug 28, 2008
Reply by Richard Smith


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