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odd guitar scale length

I am building a copy of my first classical guitar, a 1960's Goya G1, which has a 630 mm scale length. I seem to recall reading an article,…

Started by Larry Schultz in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 17, 2008
Reply by Magnus Hultin

What to do with this old guitar?

Hi, All, This is my first post and I just wanted to get your opinions. My buddy Bill gave me this guitar -- a Yamaha FG-230. It's really d…

Started by Brian in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 16, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins


Having read Frank's explanation of 'grain runout' as well as some others I think I finally understand, in theory, what to look for. As it s…

Started by David Nelson in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 15, 2008
Reply by David Nelson

Luthier Wood Questions

I'm considering starting a guitar project and I'm wondering about wood. The project could be either electric or acoustic so please comment…

Started by marmeduke in Luthier Talk

4 Sep 13, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

12 fret guitar

I have been asked to build a 12 fret L-1 size guitar. The only plans I have found for this size are 14 fret. Can I merely move the sound ho…

Started by paul zerfas in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 12, 2008
Reply by paul zerfas

Parlor guitar

Hi, I am from Toronto, Canada, and I recently picked about a parlor guitar on a trip to Seattle. I was told it was built in St. Paul, Minne…

Started by Devon8822 in Luthier Talk

0 Sep 12, 2008

Any tips on starting a repair/retail shop

After nearly 7 1/2 years of working out of an established music store, I am going to open my own repair and boutique retail store. I've got…

Started by East Side Guitar Repair in Luthier Talk

5 Sep 11, 2008
Reply by East Side Guitar Repair

Martin D28 - Do I need a neck reset.

I've got a real nice sounding Martin D28-CW. The problem is that it's real tough to play, especially beyond the first position. The action…

Started by Gerald Shaw in Luthier Talk

14 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Doug Collins

Getting the back back on perfectly

Oxymoron.... I know. I'm starting to think a full form is required (before removal) to get a back off and on with little or no detectabili…

Started by 12Fret in Luthier Talk

11 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Charlie Hoffman

Heating blankets

I use various ways to heat and loosen joints but I've never gotten any of these heating blankets I've seen like in the LMI catalog. Do many…

Started by Charlie Longstreth in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Charlie Hoffman


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