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A Binding scraper idea...

Hi, I thought I would show my binding scraper. I have been using it for quite a few years now and the cost was zero. And it gives me an exc…

Started by Taffy Evans in Luthier Talk

3 Nov 7, 2022
Reply by Allan Bacon

Neck Block

Hello, I'm repairing a loose neck block on a 1972 Guild 212. The top has split on both sides of the neck where it lays over the upper bout.…

Started by Colin O'Brien in Luthier Talk

3 Oct 31, 2022
Reply by Greg Mirken

Opinions on a chunk o' wood?

Not necessarily a repair or a building question, but it's semi-related.  A friend was kind-enough to gift me a beautiful slab of old black…

Started by Mike Kolb in Luthier Talk

11 Oct 28, 2022
Reply by Mike Kolb

Glu-boost got competitors?

Hello All, I've been watching videos of Glu-boost being used as a clear pore filler---what's not to like?  The price!  It's possible that t…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

4 Oct 25, 2022
Reply by Brian Burns

Washburn guitar with "U.S. CRANE" marking

I have what appears to be a typical Washburn parlor guitar from 1910 to 1920.  It is about a single O size, with the typical Washburn trunc…

Started by George Roberts in Luthier Talk

5 Oct 24, 2022
Reply by George Roberts

Help with a bowed Valco/Airline bolt on acoustic neck needed.

Presented for your consideration.......... I have a Valco/(Kay?) made Airline A720 acoustic with the maple bolt on neck. The guitar assemb…

Started by John Yungbluth in Luthier Talk

2 Oct 23, 2022
Reply by Russell Vance

peghead break

Hello, I am getting ready to glue the peghead on the neck and do a backstrap overlay. I don't want to glue the truss rod to the channel whe…

Started by Lee Gendvilas in Luthier Talk

6 Oct 11, 2022
Reply by Lee Gendvilas

Best shade for D18 copy ?

Hi Gang , Im just finishing a d18 clone , the mahogany looks nice as it is but Im wondering if a little red/brown shader might look a bit r…

Started by Len Biglin in Luthier Talk

11 Sep 21, 2022
Reply by Len Biglin

A smaller instrument for teaching guitar makling

Hello All, I make classical and flamenco guitars, and teach guitar making. I have been thinking of a 3/4 size guitar, or baritone-uke sized…

Started by Brian Burns in Luthier Talk

2 Sep 17, 2022
Reply by Brian Burns

Roll pin in finger board?

I understand the idea of pinning a fingerboard during construction, but a roll pin? And a big one at that. It gets better, that's a Martin…

Started by Allan Bacon in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 13, 2022
Reply by Allan Bacon


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