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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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The Old Gibson Story

The old Gibson Story. The lady who owned this guitar said it was her late husband's and that over the years he had done repair work on it,…

Started by Taffy Evans

0 18 hours ago

Neck Angle

Hey all, This applies to an electric guitar I'm finishing up. It needs a shim in the pocket, and I'm deciding between a .5 and .75 degree…

Started by mr smits

8 Jul 26
Reply by Russell Vance

order supply link please?

can someone in Canada drop us a link to a fair price order supply store..Stew Mac price are just plain crazy and China stuff takes forever…

Started by Rob

3 Jul 15
Reply by Doug Berch

Neck Heat Press Device?

I want to obtain a neck heat press device like the one in the pictures in the link. Does anyone know  where to buy one? Or, does anyone kno…

Started by Jeff Perkins

31 Jul 14
Reply by Thomas Beltran

Old Gibson Question.

Hi, late last year I did major repairs and some restoration to this old Gibson. It had been painted all over with brown paint years ago, ev…

Started by Taffy Evans

6 Jul 12
Reply by Taffy Evans

Curly Koa or Curly Mahogany

I need help with identifying this wood. This is a 1927ish Supertone I rehabbed five or so years ago. I always assumed it was mahagony. But…

Started by Rich Middendorf

15 Jul 11
Reply by Steve

Something fun!!! How many guitars have you repaired in you lifetime .... so far

Something I thought would be interesting and fun as I sit here contemplating my current repair. Every one of course is expected to be 100%…

Started by wood addict

0 Jul 10

Palathetic Pickups and top distortion.

Hi, I recently posted a photo of repairs to the damaged bridge pin holes in a guitar top. That got me thinking about maybe sharing the reas…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Jul 9
Reply by Mark McLean

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

37 Jul 8
Reply by Dave Richard


Bought a very nice La Patrie Etude classical guitar at an estate sale last week.  It plays and sounds great.  When leaving the sale, a coup…

Started by George Roberts

3 Jul 7
Reply by wood addict


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