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Heat checks and possible remedys

Just purchased a 92 earl scruggs standard with a minor straight heat check on resonator. While this in no way alters the fine sound of this…

Started by Doc House

2 Sep 1, 2008
Reply by Mike Kolb

Thicker than I thought - sides & backs

Oh Learned Luthiers: I now have my wood and I'm ready to start my first guitar, but already I'm wondering if I bit off more than I can che…

Started by Doug Collins

16 Aug 30, 2008
Reply by Donald A. Fortune

A Further Beginners Question About Bindings

My plans have arrived and I am about to begin building my first guitar. The one thing that puzzles and frightens me is the routing of the t…

Started by Doug Collins

3 Aug 28, 2008
Reply by Richard Smith

“Treble Bleed Mods”

Have you ever experimented with them, and if so any good suggestions?

Started by Frank Medina

4 Aug 28, 2008
Reply by .Simcha Delft

Gibson non-tapered neck dovetails...Aaargh!

Hi Frank, I'm a full-time instrument maker/repairer and amp tech working in New Zealand. I've found much interest and help in your frets.co…

Started by .Simcha Delft

5 Aug 24, 2008
Reply by C Herb Hickman

Guitar Finishers

I am looking for a guitar finisher I met at the 2007 Healdsgurg Festival. I believe he used to work for Santa Cruz but is now doing finish…

Started by Joel Nowland

3 Aug 22, 2008
Reply by Joel Nowland

bridge replacement

I have removed a misaligned poorly repaired bridge from a 1260 Sovereign. The spruce under the bridge is cratered and gouged from the remov…

Started by Simon Bancroft

14 Aug 21, 2008
Reply by Simon Bancroft

Source for dovetail routing jigs?

I am looking for a plan for building jigs for cutting dovetail joint for neck connection. Thanks

Started by Richard Smith

4 Aug 19, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

Neck Adjustments - Applause?

This is a rather mundane topic for such an eclectic audience, but here goes... About twenty years ago, my wife found a new applause accous…

Started by Craig Bishop

4 Aug 19, 2008
Reply by Lance Dietz

No Bracing?

I wonder if it's feasible to make a flat-top guitar with the top thick enough as needed in various places so that no bracing is required. H…

Started by Matt Mustapick

3 Aug 18, 2008
Reply by Bob Gaddis

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