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Lately there has been a daily barrage of obvious spammers applying for membership here at FRETS.NET. Some time ago, I added those simple q…

Started by Frank Ford in Luthier TalkLatest Reply

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Took a little while, but the Search function has been restored - thanks for  your patience!

Started by Frank Ford in Luthier TalkLatest Reply

Neck Re-Set Gallery

Hi All,  I've had a few neck re-sets through the workshop recently (lucky me). I always take a photo of the join once it's apart in case I…

Started by MrGlyn in Luthier TalkLatest Reply

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69 Hummingbird w/ strange bridge plugs

Working on a 69 Hummingbird, in for a bridge reglue. I'm scratching my head a bit as to why someone did this at some point? any thoughts? a…

Started by David Edward Helmer in Luthier Talk

3 14 hours ago
Reply by David Edward Helmer

Adding a truss rod to a classical guitar - Neck or sound hole nut?

Presented for your consideration............... Another out of the dumpster, and onto my workbench project. I've acquired awhile back old…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

4 18 hours ago
Reply by Russell Vance

Source For Inlay/Overlay Material

Any recommendation as to a source for pearloid/celluloid material as shown on the fingerboard of this  Stromberg Voisinet?   https://godzil…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

0 on Tuesday

New stew mac heat stick

Has anyone  tryed the new Stew Mac heat stick method of neck removal?

Started by peter meyer in Luthier Talk

10 Jul 9
Reply by Tai Fu

Removing an old patch/cleat

Hi all! I don't know what it's been like for you all, but I've been very busy here since lockdown restrictions were eased. One guitar, is…

Started by Keith Somerville in Luthier Talk

1 Jul 8
Reply by jbbancroft

Covid 19 protocol for shop

Wondering if anyone has changed how they operate repair shops to optimize safety during this pandemic. Comments appreciated. I have added a…

Started by harrison phipps in Luthier Talk

1 Jul 8
Reply by Russell Vance


I am looking for a Set of pivot bolts for my LTD...the trem is like a floyd but says edge o it

Started by joe butkins in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 5
Reply by joe butkins

Scale length for resonator guitar

In measuring the scale length for a resonator guitar, do you measure to the exact center of the spider bridge slot or to the front of said…

Started by Allen L Wall in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 3
Reply by Allen L Wall

Gibson L5 tailpiece .

Hi everyone , I have a customer who has an L5 from '34 , the tailpiece has torn apart with metal fatigue . These seem to be notoriously sca…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

2 Jul 3
Reply by Len Biglin

Proper method of cleaning/removing decades of surface dirt, grime & etc. from old lacquer finishes.

Where to start with an instrument from 1928-30 that has wonderful checking. I know I cannot get aggressive but I have a finally guitar on t…

Started by Redacted in Luthier Talk

9 Jul 2
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