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Any way to flatten a maple fingerboard

I am doing a neck with stick reset on a 1928 National wood bodied Triolian.  This guitar came to me with a previously stripped finish and m…

Started by Frank Capo

8 Mar 7
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California Strat Neck Color Match

Fixing a major ding, I managed to sand through the finish on my Cali Strat neck. I would like to do a touch-up and avoid a complete respray…

Started by Eric Jones

4 Mar 7
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12 string string tensions

Hello, hope everyone is keeping safe & well. I have a Guild Starfire 1V 12string, 3 years old with a set, three piece (reinforced) nec…

Started by Brian T. Williams

3 Mar 5
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Maxing out a banjo coordinator rod?

Howdy, I have a question about banjo coordinator rods... What is the maximum amount a coordinator rod can be adjusted? Thanks for your…

Started by Ryan Matzen

10 Feb 27
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Framus Black Rose Deluxe

I have a Framus Black Rose Deluxe arch top on the bench , the neck is very bowed and as the machine heads are large like classical type , I…

Started by Len Biglin

2 Feb 25
Reply by Greg Mirken

Vintage Pickup

I acquired a Madeira (by Guild) A-35 acoustic guitar with an unrepairable top. I am putting a new Sitka Spruce top on it. Just for me, jus…

Started by Lee Baker

3 Feb 21
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Hi, all! Professionals: what paperwork do you hand to a customer on completion of their instrument? I've a pre-printed form on which I scri…

Started by Keith Somerville

4 Feb 18
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Martin with alloy soundboard

Hi everyone , This is a Martin with an aluminium soundboard , the bridges on these tend to let go . This one has been reglued 3 times , tak…

Started by Len Biglin

15 Feb 17
Reply by Brian Ostosh

Gibson neck heel damage

1939 Gibson J-55. Neck set, re-fret, and other things. Work performed by very highly respected and well known man in your industry. The lac…

Started by scott gannon

3 Feb 13
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Braided piezo pickup

I installed one of these piezo cable undersaddle pickups in a guitar and have run into problems.  I've never installed one of these before,…

Started by Eric Gleason

6 Feb 11
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