Trent Cudd
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  • Portland, OR
  • United States
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How to remove super glue from a Nitro finish ?
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Hello,I got a project to un-fret a bass guitar and make it a fret less bass. After pulling the frets and filling the fret slots with a strip on ebony perfiling, I used super glue to glue in the ebony…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Fried Mar 12, 2011.

Gibson SG crack repair help
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Hello,I have a customer who brought in a Gibson reissue SG. The bottom half at the control cavity had been broken off and then re glued. He brought it to me for touch up and repair as the cracks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trent Cudd Jan 20, 2011.


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A little about me

 I started building electric guitars in 2003 after taking the Journeyman Program at Brian Galloup School of Luthier in January and February 2003. We put together an electric guitar from all parts. This was our introduction to lutherie in our first two weeks. The class did a two tone burst paint and nitrocellulose lacquer finish on a tele style electric guitar. In the second part of the class we build an acoustic guitar from beginning to end. This took the class about 6 weeks and the instruments came out very beautiful. The tone is excellent. The guitar appraised at $2000 easily.

 Since then I have been building electric guitars when jobs don't take up too much of my time. Learning more about lutherie with each instrument that I have built. Over the years I have built and sold several dozen electric guitars and I am working on my next batch of electrics. I have build the bodies, some solid, some chambered, and some semi-acoustic with F holes. The guitar pictured in my profile is the first electric guitar that I sold in 2003.

 I have just started my first acoustic build. I still need to get a few more tools and jigs before I can box up the body and set the necks. With a side bending machine and the Go-bar clamping system and the J-45 mold I built I am just about ready to box up the body.

 As for repairs, I have been doing fret dresses, re frets, set up's and some small electrical work. I feel that my fret dress and re frets come out very nicely. Always a complement and never a complaint.

 I am looking for a job in repairs in the Portland, Oregon area if anyone needs an extra hand, just shoot me an email.

Trent Cudd
Portland, Oregon
January, 20,2011                           

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