David Payne's Discussions
I put together a Thunderbird from a body blank and vintage neck for a customer. He gave me all the parts so I don't know their exact history.After he had the guitar for a while he began noticing a…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David Payne Mar 14, 2010.
I have had this set of black wood sides and back I have been saving for 5 years. I have worked on rather oily Brazilian and other rosewoods that glue fine with Titebond I.However, The back bracing…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David Payne Oct 25, 2009.
I have always wondered about the Hauser and Torres type designs in that they are true flat tops and have a zero neck angle. If a negative neck angle was built in the fingerboard of a flat top, the FB…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Mace Oct 20, 2009.
I restored a 1925 Martin 0-18K. Everything was saved as original and fully restored right down to the French polish, even after being left in an attic in Arizona for years (total meltdown, warped and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Steven Johansen Oct 17, 2009.