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"Has your client tried a guitar with a wider neck to see if that helps? I'm suspect t…"

Paul Breen replied May 15, 2018 to Using binding to widen a fingerboard

4 May 19, 2018
Reply by steven gallagher

"Here you go Mike... http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier/Technique/Finish/Lacque…"

Paul Breen replied May 2, 2018 to Lacquer check: respray or another option?

5 May 4, 2018
Reply by Keith Somerville

"Here is a thread from 2014 with some discussion on the topic. http://fretsnet.ning.c…"

Paul Breen replied May 1, 2018 to Early 70s J-45 neck reset. Are they all paddle joints?

8 May 7, 2018
Reply by Luke Single

"A 1/2" cut, two blade carbide bit similar to the image. "

Paul Breen replied Apr 27, 2018 to Saf-T-Planer vs luthier's friend vs ???

8 Apr 30, 2018
Reply by Andrew

"I have a Jet spindle sander and have used it reasonably successfully for thickness-i…"

Paul Breen replied Apr 27, 2018 to Saf-T-Planer vs luthier's friend vs ???

8 Apr 30, 2018
Reply by Andrew

"Dan, it's actually a tenor banjo. Thick nuts can create problems with tuning and si…"

Paul Breen replied Apr 23, 2018 to Gibson Firebird with strings binding in the nut - at my wit's end..

20 May 18, 2018
Reply by Dan

"Cleat shape makes little difference and should be sized/shaped for the job at hand.…"

Paul Breen replied Apr 23, 2018 to Hard to reach cleat placement?

12 Apr 23, 2018
Reply by J. Ensalaco

"Here is a method I have used to reduce the string contact width of a wide foot print…"

Paul Breen replied Apr 23, 2018 to Gibson Firebird with strings binding in the nut - at my wit's end..

20 May 18, 2018
Reply by Dan

"I would agree that reducing nut width that contacts the string could help, it looks…"

Paul Breen replied Apr 23, 2018 to Gibson Firebird with strings binding in the nut - at my wit's end..

20 May 18, 2018
Reply by Dan

"The bent rods with a sharpened end work quite well for installing cleats. Something…"

Paul Breen replied Apr 23, 2018 to Hard to reach cleat placement?

12 Apr 23, 2018
Reply by J. Ensalaco

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