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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…

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"Sitar" sound on B string

 I have a used Taylor 814ce.  I love the instrument except for one thing.  The 'B' string (only the B string) has a sitar-ish like sound on…

Started by Lester in Luthier Talk

7 8 hours ago
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I'm thrashing around trying to find a good alternative to Indian Rosewood for fingerboards. I bet I'm not alone in this! Does anyone have e…

Started by Mac McElwain in Luthier Talk

12 yesterday
Reply by Ron Frazier

Frets with wide tang

A friend's guitar needs new frets in his very old jazz guitar. The old frets have a tang that measures 0,0275". The frets are without barbs…

Started by Bob Steinarsson in Luthier Talk

1 yesterday
Reply by Murray MacLeod

Sears and Roebuck finishes

My cousin brought me a Sears Roebuck guitar model 319. It is an heirloom that he would like me to make playable again.  He also would like…

Started by Lee Baker in Luthier Talk

1 on Friday
Reply by Greg Mirken

neck reset regal guitar?

I have been asked to make this guitar playable. There is no identification on it. I looked in the book Regal Musical Instruments 1895-1955…

Started by Lee Gendvilas in Luthier Talk

25 on Thursday
Reply by Roger Häggström

Hofner Senator Neck Removal

Got this 50's Hofner archtop in which needs a neck reset. Anyone with previous experience have tips?

Started by Keith R in Luthier Talk

6 Aug 15
Reply by Claus Holm Jensen

Black Grain Filler

Can anyone tell me how to get a black color for a pore filler? The Stew-Mac water base ebony dries out to a shade of grey (not acceptable).…

Started by Allen L Wall in Luthier Talk

15 Aug 15
Reply by Allen L Wall

Martin Mahagony match revisit..

I recently accepted a damaged D15 in partial payment for work done on a 40's is very well damaged.... I noticed that where the PO…

Started by Thomas Dowell in Luthier Talk

5 Aug 15
Reply by Thomas Dowell

Need new tuners & knobs for Airline Bobcat

My customer has this old cutie, and I'm seeking new tuners & knobs. The 6(on a plate) tuners measure 4 9/16" from E to E string post. T…

Started by Dave Richard in Luthier Talk

9 Aug 14
Reply by Robbie Collins

Fret Buzz

Hi Guys I hope you can help? I have an ovation 6 string acoustic. All strings open there is no buzz individually fretted there is no buzz…

Started by Brian Hemming in Luthier Talk

21 Aug 13
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