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Martin Neck Reset
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I have a dilemma and wondered how some of my fellow repair persons handled this situation. I am restoring a 1927 Martin 0-45. It has never had a neck set so the action was way high. The neck came out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark McLean May 17.

Tiple intonation
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A customer just dropped off a nice T28 Martin tiple complaining about poor intonation. He says he heard that Frank had done an intonated saddle for one of these. I can't seem to find any information…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Straker Oct 22, 2016.

 

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At 7:35pm on September 16, 2014, Scott Mann said…

Hi Terry, I have added a reply to your forum post but wanted to ask you directly, how you figured out the proper saddle placements for the tiple?

I get compensation but have yet to realize any hard and fast rules for zeroing in on accurate intonation before actually just sanding/filing until its right, primarily with these octave strings, I am building a tiple and a 12-string for Red Wing Luthiery Construction in the Spring and would love any ideas you may be willing to pass on.

Scott Mann

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