Brian Burns
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  • Fort Bragg, CA
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Variations on hide glue
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Hello All,I've always been a fan of hot hide glue since that was the only glue worth using when I started building, back in antediluvian times. I do recall some people reporting bad experiences with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Breen Aug 21.

CA in the fret slot?
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Hello All,I was watching a Stew Mac video the other day, and the fellow that was demonstrating---not Dan Earlywine---said to run some thin CA along the edges of the frets for "better tone quality".I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen H Aug 25.

Wide, brown binding tape

Hello All,I use the 3/4" wide, brown binding tape---wonderful stuff---for everything but gluing in bindings. For that it's long rubber bands that I get from Dykema rubber bands.I would like to be…Continue

Started Dec 7, 2018

free "Double Bevel Sharpening" .pdf
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Hello All,Thomas James' reply to another thread reminded me that I probably haven't mentioned the availability of my "Double Bevel Sharpening" booklet. I used to sell the whole system through LMI,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by onewent Aug 19, 2018.


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I make classical and flamenco guitars, and teach guitar making, here in the town of Fort Bragg, California, on the beautiful north coast. My wife and I moved here from Palo Alto sixteen years ago, and we love it!

In the early 1960's I spent 5 years making guitars, and at last decided that I had to do other things to make a living. In the early 1990's I was making furniture right in the middle of the Gryphon Stringed Instruments building, and all that contact with the luthiery guys reminded me of my first love. So in 1993 I went back to guitar making, and for the last several years I've been teaching it as well.

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