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Covid 19 protocol for shop

Wondering if anyone has changed how they operate repair shops to optimize safety during this pandemic. Comments appreciated. I have added a…

Started by harrison phipps in Luthier Talk

5 Jul 29
Reply by Keith Somerville

69 Hummingbird w/ strange bridge plugs

Working on a 69 Hummingbird, in for a bridge reglue. I'm scratching my head a bit as to why someone did this at some point? any thoughts? a…

Started by David Edward Helmer in Luthier Talk

7 Jul 28
Reply by David Edward Helmer

Adding a truss rod to a classical guitar - Neck or sound hole nut?

Presented for your consideration............... Another out of the dumpster, and onto my workbench project. I've acquired awhile back old…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

5 Jul 28
Reply by Walter W Wright

Curving Back Strip

This is a Lyon & Healey parlor guitar that Frank correctly identified as having Faux Graining.  What looks like very figured rosewood i…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

5 Jul 25
Reply by George Roberts

Removing an old patch/cleat

Hi all! I don't know what it's been like for you all, but I've been very busy here since lockdown restrictions were eased. One guitar, is…

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

3 Jul 24
Reply by Keith Somerville

Charlie Christian pick-up removal

Trying to remove a vintage Charlie Christian pick-up assembly. Any tips? Really tight fit, does the mount come apart? Thanks.

Started by Stephen Morgan in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 17
Reply by Stephen Morgan

Source For Inlay/Overlay Material

Any recommendation as to a source for pearloid/celluloid material as shown on the fingerboard of this  Stromberg Voisinet?   https://godzil…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

1 Jul 17
Reply by Ed Minch

New stew mac heat stick

Has anyone  tryed the new Stew Mac heat stick method of neck removal?

Started by peter meyer in Luthier Talk

10 Jul 9
Reply by Tai Fu


I am looking for a Set of pivot bolts for my LTD...the trem is like a floyd but says edge o it

Started by joe butkins in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 5
Reply by joe butkins

Scale length for resonator guitar

In measuring the scale length for a resonator guitar, do you measure to the exact center of the spider bridge slot or to the front of said…

Started by Allen L Wall in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 3
Reply by Allen L Wall


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