Robert Freemond
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Freemond May 11, 2009.


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How to remove a back ?

I have some major brace work to do on an OM that I built 6 mo. ago. I've never taken a back off before & am concerned about a couple of things.  The Binding is Maple & I doubt that it will come off willingly. So, do I start with heat, or a router, or should I just expect to replace the back altogether ?

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 8:46am

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At 3:34pm on March 15, 2009, Gary Small said…
Hi Robert,

Off the top, no, I don't know anyone in our area. Real estate is a bit pricey for anything other than the hobbyist.

Are you interested in nylon or steel string?

If one can get there, Sergie de Jonge has the coolest place to spend 5 weeks and 4 grand (Canadian). He is a world-class luthier that accepts a handful of students a few times a year. Take a look at some of his guitars here: And here is the link to his shop/school:

Good Luck,
At 9:05am on August 1, 2009, Frank Ford said…
Robert -

Here's a piece on squishing sides back in place:

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