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1977 Gibson ES-335TD Loose Heel Joint Repair Question

In my shop i have a 1977 Gibson ES-335TD with a loose heel joint. It looks like i need to remove the neck to re-glue the joint. When i remo…

Started by Matt Dreher

5 May 1
Reply by Matt Dreher

Martin HD28V Loose Tuner Bushing and Pick Up Pack

Hello! I'm new this forum, so thanks in advance for adding me!  I recently purchased a used late nineties HD28V and I’ve noticed 2 issues…

Started by Ryan Inlow

3 Apr 30

Replacing Adjustable Saddle Bridge on Goya GG-174

Hey Guys,   Newbie here.  I own a Early 70's Goya GG-174 with the individual saddles bridge.  The guitar appears to now need a neck reset a…

Started by Jim Koehler

10 Apr 29
Reply by Jesper Bang

Newbie 12 String question

Greetings, esteemed lords of lutherie Allow me to introduce myself. I am a retired engineer who took up learning to play the guitar only tw…

Started by Ryan Hunninghaus

9 Apr 28
Reply by G. N Mann


Frank has been working on a planetary tuners with 10:1 gearing.  Have they been manufactured yet?  I am working on a guitar that needs them…

Started by Ed Minch

2 Apr 23
Reply by Ed Minch

Stew Mac heat stick. What length?

Going to order a heat stick. I do both deep and shallow body neck resets on occasion. Can I just order the long version and use it on both…

Started by J. Ensalaco

1 Apr 23
Reply by onewent

1970's Tama drednaught neck reset

I've been asked to make repairs on this Tama TG-120, a good(high?) quality Martin copy. Another guitar left in it's case, in a closet, for…

Started by Dave Richard

27 Apr 19
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

Species identification please

Had this set stored under my bed for 3 years. What exactly have I got here folks ? 

Started by Nick - p

5 Apr 10
Reply by Nick - p

Let's just make life a little easier...

I had this fixture made to secure Taylor necks to my neck jig. It's just a length of 2" cold-rolled steel bent on a press brake to the prop…

Started by Mark A. Kane

5 Apr 3
Reply by Walter W Wright

Thin Dense Foam Underneath Tremolos

Hello Everyone, I'm working on a guitar from the 80's that has an original Floyd Rose tremolo. The thin dense foam that's glued underneath…

Started by Chris Shaltis

2 Mar 31
Reply by Walter W Wright


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