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Bridge Saddle String Break Angle

Hello...... I know there are threads covering similar questions, but opinions vary as to the effect of string break angles over the bridge…

Started by Brian T. Williams in Luthier Talk

5 Jun 7, 2022
Reply by Roger Häggström

Danelectro 59 wiring issue

I bought a  danelectro 59 guitar (maybe second hand, but they told me it was new) it has the problem the 3 positions switch doesn´t work (i…

Started by Guillermo Rizzo in Luthier Talk

6 Jun 5, 2022
Reply by Brian T. Williams

Hot wire foam cutter for neck removal...

I looked , and didn't see anything about this that I could find other than the stewmac tool that costs around 80 bucks...I purchased a pair…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

34 May 31, 2022
Reply by Roger Häggström

Dating a vintage Washburn acoustic

Can anyone here recommend any resources or reading materials for accurately determining the age and approximate value of older, pre war Was…

Started by Ian Pender in Luthier Talk

24 May 22, 2022
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Old Gibson laminated top braces ?

Never seen this on a Gibson....All the top braces are like this...Back braces are normal tapered single piece braces....Any clues ?

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

3 May 10, 2022
Reply by thefishinmusician

Blackening Wood Strips for Purfling?

Hi Have a 70s Granada from Japan with a minor crush in the lower bout. Need to replace about a 4" section of six layer purfling (WhBlWhBl…

Started by Mark in Luthier Talk

10 May 1, 2022
Reply by Mark McLean

Mirror Shine on Black Gibson LP Custom

A friend asked me to clean up the top of his old black Les Paul. The lacquer on the "elbow area" was worn and dirty. Washing did not help.…

Started by Bob Steinarsson in Luthier Talk

2 Apr 30, 2022
Reply by Bob Steinarsson

LG-1 bracing

Got this curious LG-1 in the shop....No serial number...Painted back of headstock ( looks original )...My question...What's the deal with t…

Started by thefishinmusician in Luthier Talk

1 Apr 27, 2022
Reply by thefishinmusician

Ovation rescue... Yes, I know...

Hi folks, I've been asked to salvage a cheap Ovation Celebrity (made in Korea) for a local music store.  This instrument is a repair (majo…

Started by Chris Vallillo in Luthier Talk

6 Apr 23, 2022
Reply by Taffy Evans

Congratulations to Roger Hagstromm

Member Roger and his work is the subject of the cover story of the latest issue of American Lutherie.

Started by Joshua Levin-Epstein in Luthier Talk

8 Apr 19, 2022
Reply by Roger Häggström


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