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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

My Vice. Bench or Island pedestal Mounted.

Hi, when I responded to the post on island bench/vice some time ago and showed what I have used for many years, I had not looked at the lin…

Started by Taffy Evans in Luthier Talk

1 Apr 18, 2022
Reply by Roger Häggström

Micro Mesh pads, proper care

Just received a Micro Mesh set and would like to get some insight on how to properly maintain their surfaces.  I see what not to use and un…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

2 Mar 28, 2022
Reply by Mike Kolb

What to do about bridge pin and saddle staining?

Starting out by saying I am not a luthier, but I could use some luthier advice. My bone bridge pins and saddle are picking up color from th…

Started by Jon Jerome in Luthier Talk

2 Mar 26, 2022
Reply by Mark McLean

Bruno guitar: Comment and Question

This is the Bruno guitar that when I bought it had the back held on with duct tape.  When I went to match the back up with the sides, there…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

6 Mar 24, 2022
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Rickenbacker Binding Source

Looking for source of Rickenbacker checker binding as seen on 660-12. Thank you! 

Started by Thomas James in Luthier Talk

0 Mar 20, 2022

Cutting nut slots on Dobro so that top of strings are level with each other?

Hi everyone, What’s the best way to cut the nut slots on a lap steel guitar so that the tops of the strings are all level with each other?…

Started by Ryan Matzen in Luthier Talk

13 Mar 14, 2022
Reply by Ryan Matzen


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