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Sintom Fretwire

Anybody ever heard of or used Sintom fretwire? It's made in Belarus, Europe (next to Poland). Philadelphia Lutherie started selling it on t…

Started by Eric Jones

6 Nov 9
Reply by Russell Vance

Profile pics

Com'on guys, why do most of you all have the same default profile pic.  Having a personalized pic would at least let others know a little a…

Started by Charlie Sanders

14 Nov 7
Reply by Ron Ellison

brass insert search

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhs-l1600%20%281%29.jpg looking for these exact m3 inserts. dont need the screws. this photo is from ebay. cant find these ex…

Started by Nick - p

6 Nov 3
Reply by Russell Vance

Burn-in Balm steam shield

Hi everyone, I had a hunch about using burn-in stick balm to protect lacquer from steam blushing. This morning I did a little experiment. T…

Started by Mike Cornwall

11 Nov 2
Reply by Mike Cornwall

Making use of junk mandolin

Hi, I bought a couple weeks a junk mandolin off from eBay a couple of weeks ago. my question is this since my luthier buddy says the instru…

Started by Kirk Mason

1 Nov 2
Reply by Jon Whitney

Looking for info contained in 1920s/30s Jobber catalogs

  A few here  will remember that I am hardcore into the 20s/30s Kay Kraft and Stromberg/ Voisinet guitars. While the collecting is going we…

Started by Kerry Krishna

0 Oct 29

Fender Biflex truss rod replacement

I've got a non-functional truss rod on a 1994 Fender Strat here. I've done the whole 'pull the walnut plug and replace the truss rod nut' s…

Started by Ian Pender

3 Oct 26
Reply by Charlie Sanders

Problem bending sides

I just attempted to bend some Mahogany sides, with a cutaway, thickened to .87-.90 in a Fox style bender. When I took them out there was wh…

Started by Charlie Sanders

7 Oct 26
Reply by Charlie Sanders

looking for binding source for 74 guild

Hey all Im looking for binding used on an aging 74' Guild F50  for the neck its w/b/w/b/w any leed wound be most appreciated

Started by peter meyer

1 Oct 25
Reply by Mike Kolb

Oud neck break: opinions sought

Hi, all! A customer of mine brought this back from Egypt. Unfortunately, and inevitably, it was damaged in the hold of the plane. Wondering…

Started by Keith

6 Oct 22
Reply by Keith


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