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Fixing a beatup 0-30

Howdy Folks, My 1st post here. My story is that a friend of mine gave me an old Martin that someone gave him when he was 17. He's nearly…

Started by DAVID BURNS

24 Jun 29
Reply by Taffy Evans

Rotted binding on a Gretsch 6122

I knew... going-in... that this was going to be a highly labor-intensive project.  It's a '67 Gretsch model 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentle…

Started by Mike Kolb

13 Jun 12
Reply by Dave Richard

Left-hand right-hand tuner swap

Hi, this may be already known to many of you out there, but I’ll share it anyway. Some years ago, I ordered Sperzel tuning machines, the lo…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Jun 9
Reply by Russell Vance

Hofner 12 String Rebuild Advice

I picked up as parts a Hofner 12 string acoustic circa 1966. Seems to be inspired by a J50 or B45-12. It has a massive tune o matic style…

Started by Frank Capo

11 Jun 6
Reply by Frank Capo

Aria A558 : Neck re-set ::What can explain this?

Presented for your consideration............... I have a late 60's - early 70's model A558 Aria classical that needs a neck re-set.  Thi…

Started by John Yungbluth

13 May 30
Reply by Taffy Evans

Fine tuning a neck re-set

Hi Folks, I've been re-setting the neck of a Harmony Stella 12 string and have run into an issue I've dealt with before. As I get closer t…

Started by Chris Vallillo

2 May 23
Reply by Chris Vallillo

Distinguishing quartersawn from flatsawn Brazilian rosewood.

Any way to tell if the rosewood is quartersawn by looking at it?  (see attached pic)

Started by Jeff Bolek

3 May 18
Reply by Greg Mirken

Measuring the gap from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of a straightedge to determine the need for a neck reset.

Does anyone know the gap size measured from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of a straightedge to determine the need for a neck reset…

Started by Jeff Bolek

8 May 18
Reply by Jeff Bolek

Bremerman Guitars (Indianapolis)

Looking for info on Indianapolis ukuulele and guitar builder Frank Bremerman who got patent #600,507 on March 15, 1898 for an improved neck…

Started by Patrick Grant

2 May 17
Reply by Ken Parr


I'm getting a message from Google Chrome that this site may be dangerous or hosting Phishing.  Has anyone seen that?  I've never seen it be…

Started by LARRY KLOSE

1 May 15
Reply by Mike Kolb


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