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

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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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Hi Frank, Hi All others on this site, I hope you're doing well during these strange times. Jonathan Lee here (CFox Guitars, Walden Guitars,…

Started by Jonathan Lee

2 1 hour ago
Reply by Jonathan Lee

Stewmac Heat Stick

Hey all. -Have you tried the stewmac heatstick for removing necks? -If so, how was it? Did it work and heat/loosen the neck in a reasonabl…

Started by mr smits

13 on Wednesday
Reply by Dave Richard

Resonator guitar set-up

I am setting up a round neck resonator guitar. My preliminary measurements involve stretching a monofilament line from the 4th string slot…

Started by Allen L Wall

4 on Sunday
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Polishing order for mirror glaze products

Hi all im going to polish my 96 poly prs with mirror glaze.  I have #7 and #9.  I have some pick scratches and a slight bit of haze along w…

Started by J45joe

3 Sep 14
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Waverly Pat. Appld. For Tuners

Does anyone rehab these tuners? Guitar is a '20s Weissenborn plectrum and they won't tighten. Screws through the ivoroid buttons are at m…

Started by Ben Elder

9 Sep 11
Reply by Nathan Laudenbach

Matching the Matte

Anyone here have any advice on how to best match a matte finish on a Taylor guitar? I'v done several crack repairs and always have trouble…

Started by Nathan Laudenbach

5 Sep 9
Reply by Nathan Laudenbach

Stingray bass neck changing with weather .

I have a customer who owns several basses , his Stingray is troublesome as the action changes all the time while his Japanese Fender does n…

Started by Len Biglin

3 Sep 9
Reply by Len Biglin

Puzzling intonation issue: first 4-5 frets note sharp

Recently, three different guitars have come to me, the owners complaining of sharp intonation on the first 4-5 frets. All newish electrics,…

Started by Dave Richard

17 Sep 2
Reply by Dave Richard

Frank: What year did the Chicago/U.S. Manufacturers start bracing for steel strings?

 I photo I put up on one of my Facebook sites has started some questions about this. It is a photo of the ladder bracing of a Stromberg/Voi…

Started by Kerry Krishna

10 Aug 31
Reply by el squir

1953 Italian classical guitar, by Vincenza de Bonis: type of neck joint?

I was gifted a beautifully made classical guitar, signed Vincenza de Bonis, made in his shop in Bisignano, Cosenza, Italy, 1953. It's in so…

Started by Dave Richard

5 Aug 29
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