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First repair would love to hear pro feedback... Question on finishing???

Hi Folks, My first post here.  Leveraged lots of internet info from here, acousticguitar forum and youtube, along with personal corresponde…

Started by J45joe in Luthier Talk

9 Aug 28
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Curved Truss Rod Filler Strip

Hi guys, I'm replacing a broken truss rod in a 70s Gibson acoustic currently. I've already made a snug fitting filler strip, but unsure how…

Started by Darren in Luthier Talk

0 Aug 23

looking for a good Luthier in Westwood Massachusetts 02090

Does anyone know a good Luthier in the 02090 zip code or near Westwood Massachusetts? I sold a beautiful 1965 Gibson 335 12 string to a gen…

Started by Fritz Froeschner in Luthier Talk

3 Aug 20
Reply by Fritz Froeschner


I received this email...  Good Day, How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deeme…

Started by j somerville in Luthier Talk

4 Aug 12
Reply by j somerville


Lately there has been a daily barrage of obvious spammers applying for membership here at FRETS.NET. Some time ago, I added those simple q…

Started by Frank Ford in Luthier Talk

14 Aug 11
Reply by Frank Ford

Interested in pore filling method?

Hello All, I'm guessing that most of you do repairs, and would not be particularly interested in a pore filling method. If anyone is, I'll…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

12 Aug 7
Reply by Brian Burns

Reseating neck after removal: swolen dovetail

First off, new to the site so pardon any breeches in etiquette. I am restoring an early 60s Kay archtop acoustic and had removed the neck.…

Started by Wes Yates in Luthier Talk

20 Aug 4
Reply by Harmon Gladding

Banjo Tuning Pegs

I am working on a banjo with very nice gold plated hardware, and MOP knobs.  The fifth string peg, though, is a replacement: no gold platin…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

2 Aug 2
Reply by George Roberts

Sanding a saddle with formaldehyde smell .

Hi everyone , I often wonder why some plastic saddles smell like formaldehyde when sanded . Searching the forum I see that micarta may cont…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

2 Aug 1
Reply by Len Biglin

Fret Rocker - proper use?

Hey all, This might be a stupid question, but I have seen several youtube videos describing different techniques - notably whether the gui…

Started by mr smits in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 30
Reply by Mark McLean


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