Brian Burns
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  • Fort Bragg, CA
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Interested in pore filling method?
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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 describe it.Cheers,BrianContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Burns Aug 7.

Solarez products?

Hello All,In my never ending search for a clear pore filler that doesn't shrink (down the road a few months) I'm starting some tests with Solarez UV Cure Grain Sealer. I suspect that some of you have…Continue

Started May 23

Hide glue as pore filler?
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Hello All,It looks like I'll never end my search for a clear pore filler that I can make work!I use hot hide glue for almost everything in the guitar because I think it makes a better sounding…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Burns Jan 15.

Experience with Rubner machine heads?
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Hello All,A student showed up with a set of Rubner machines that looked quite nice, though not just to my taste in appearance. They seemed to be made to the usual high German machining standards. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Häggström Jan 10.


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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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