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Using a shaper

Anyone use a shaper to carve necks? What kinds of jigs did you make? Have any pics to share? I'm toying with the idea of getting one, but s…

Started by Dave Fox in Luthier Talk

1 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Charlie Hoffman

Vintage Gold Hardware - Cleaning The Green

I would like hear some opinions on cleaning gold hardware/pick-ups that have suffered from 'out-gassing' of an old pickguard. I usually jus…

Started by Tom Krebs in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 9, 2008
Reply by Joshua Levin-Epstein

Blended Pickups

I have a McIntyre Feather pickup (passive) in my Guild acoustic--mounted inside on the bridge plate. I run it through a Baggs PADI direct b…

Started by Ken Wilson in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 8, 2008
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

First String Buzz When Sixth String Fretted at Third Fret

This is a real poser to my limited knowledge. I have developed over the past few days a buzz on my first string but it is very specific. It…

Started by Brent Hutto in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 7, 2008
Reply by Greg Mirken

Luthier makes mistake; Not properly vetted; asks forgiveness from the Luthier National Party

Gentlemen and Ladies, I have improperly identified a Guild M 20 dove tail joint as a mortise/tenon joint. After getting a good week's slee…

Started by jeff henry in Luthier Talk

2 Sep 5, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford

What's a Marxolin worth these days?

I can't find any on Ebay... what kind of price could I expect to get for a Marxolin in good condition? Thanks!

Started by Aaron Wilson in Luthier Talk

0 Sep 5, 2008

Single String Position Buzz

I have a guitar that was just built by a luthier on E-bay. I got a great deal on it and it is a fine instrument with only one issue. The B…

Started by sunny in Luthier Talk

3 Sep 5, 2008
Reply by sunny

Fret tang depth

First refret... Fret slot depth is 2/32" or .0625", with some spots being a hair deeper. Do I want to select a fret wire that has a tang d…

Started by Brian Farrell in Luthier Talk

7 Sep 4, 2008
Reply by steve curtis

drum sander feed belt

Hi guys. I have a Grizzly 12" drum sander, and the feed belt is a little thicker where the belt is joined. If I run a back or side and it h…

Started by David Newton in Luthier Talk

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Dave Fox

Question for Frank Ford

Frank, on your site you have a picture of a Martin 1943 Dread top showing the bracing. What was the top thickness on this old geez…

Started by Rick Matei in Luthier Talk

1 Sep 3, 2008
Reply by Frank Ford


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