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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…

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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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A little horror story....

A picture's worth a thousand words.  The customer complained of very poor string-to-string response from a Fishman UST installed in his Tay…

Started by Mike Kolb

6 1 hour ago
Reply by Mike Kolb

Cat urine smell

Okay, here is a fun topic. My friend has a situation where a cat peed all over his mandolin. It's not a valuable mando, so no great loss, b…

Started by Mark Pollock

1 13 hours ago
Reply by Frank Ford

Soundhole/bridge repair clamps

I've been using regular cam clamps and Ibex clamps for a long time and this morning I've decided I hate them. I've been persevering, but it…

Started by Keith Somerville

17 16 hours ago
Reply by George Roberts

70's 355 pickguard crumbling

I have a customer with a guitar that I installed a 355 pickguard on in the mid 70's. He says it is crumbling apart. I've seen this on older…

Started by Bob Harris

1 17 hours ago
Reply by Greg Mirken

Tip: Loose ball end on string

Had a mystery buzz on one string, did the right things and sanded the nut and saddle smooth in the contact points but still the same buzz.…

Started by Roger Häggström

5 yesterday
Reply by Roger Häggström

Neck reset on Gallagher

Looking for advice on resetting the neck on an early 1980s G45. I am treating it as a Martin dovetail joint and am heating with the StewMac…

Started by Robert Sherman

1 on Thursday
Reply by Len Biglin

Advice for doing subcontract guitar work for local music stores.

I have my own repair shop and asked if I want to do some work for some other shops in the area. I have never done this and am curious how o…

Started by Matt Dreher

5 on Wednesday
Reply by Keith Somerville

Twist in a neck - how much is too much?

I have a brand-new carbon fiber guitar that has a little neck twist. The situation is slightly confounded by the fact that this is a custom…

Started by Danny

3 on Wednesday
Reply by Palle Clausen

1978 Fender Stratocaster with backbowed neck issues!

So I have this 1978 Fender Stratocaster that I am refretting. It has a maple neck. The damn micro tilt after years of use, has kinked the u…

Started by Michael Burton

7 Sep 11
Reply by Russell Vance

Parlor Guitar ID

Can anyone discern what company this guitar was made by and possibly timeframe?The body measurements are:Lower bout - 11 7/8"Waist - 6 3/4…

Started by Redacted

3 Sep 7
Reply by Ian Pender


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