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   Is a sigma DR2  (made in Korea) worth messing around with ? I received this as a gift. The guitar it's self is in almost brand new condi…

Started by John Beren in Luthier Talk

3 Mar 31
Reply by Allan Bacon

What to Build with an 18" set of Brazilian Rosewood

I recently unearthed a set of Brazilian rosewood I had stashed away in the early 90's. I was going to build a J-200 with it, but on closer…

Started by Robert Filippi in Luthier Talk

16 Mar 28
Reply by Chris Andrada

Stewmac Heat Stick

Hey all. -Have you tried the stewmac heatstick for removing necks? -If so, how was it? Did it work and heat/loosen the neck in a reasonabl…

Started by mr smits in Luthier Talk

28 Mar 25
Reply by Dave Richard

Order of Operations for a 94 Taylor LKSM neck reset

 I have a Taylor LKSM. It cam in "dry". It has been rehumidified so the top is where it should be but, the neck is tilted so that the actio…

Started by wood addict in Luthier Talk

8 Mar 25
Reply by Mark McLean

Deformed Plywood Top and Plywood Bridge Plate

Hello, and thanks in advance for your advice. What approach would you take to fix a terribly deformed plywood top with a plywood bridge pl…

Started by Elaine S. Hartstein in Luthier Talk

18 Mar 22
Reply by Elaine S. Hartstein

Link to article on scraping with broken glass?

Hunting through the archives, I couldn’t find Frank's article that describes Stradivarius scraping an arch top with broken glass. Does anyo…

Started by Mike Cornwall in Luthier Talk

2 Mar 19
Reply by Mike Cornwall

Gibson Everly Brothers Pickguard Advice

I've just finished repairing a Gibson Everly Brothers guitar that belongs to me. It's a pretty rare cherry sunburst model from 1994. It nee…

Started by Harry G Quattlebaum in Luthier Talk

9 Mar 18
Reply by wood addict

The Most Difficult Neck Reset .. need ideas

greetings, I have acquired a very rare Weymann & Son (Philadelphia) double-neck harp guitar.  It needs a neck(s) reset.  All Weymann gu…

Started by onewent in Luthier Talk

18 Mar 18
Reply by onewent

Yamaha FG-260 12 string dovetail repaired - add cleat?

Presented for your consideration............... Looking for insight on wood type and grain orientation to add a cleat to a neck block repa…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

2 Mar 15
Reply by John Yungbluth

Maple stained by glue or binding reaction

Recently acquired a nice Matsumoto Lawsuit 4001 bass. As appears to be a common problem with these, the maple has taken a discoloration app…

Started by Frank Capo in Luthier Talk

5 Mar 12
Reply by Frank Capo


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