Arthur Sweeney
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Major issue with G.A.S. - cannot find "the one".
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I have been struggling with GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome) for years.I thought I just beat it, but now methinks not.I have 3 acoustics: a 2010 Taylor 110, a new GS Mini mahogany, and a 'beater'…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Verticchio Nov 2, 2015.

Is it ok to use the truss rod to lower action?
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I have read on guitar forums both yes and no. Some say it is ok to make minor neck adjustments with the truss rod to lower action, while others say no, you should shave the saddle a bit, and even…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hesh Breakstone Oct 30, 2015.

Taylor GS Mini crack repair - is it worth it?
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HelloI've been wanting a Taylor GS Mini mahogany for over a year now,but cannot afford one ($500 new, $400 used).I just saw this ad for a cheap one, but it has a large crack.Could you please tell me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ned Knepp Apr 2, 2015.

cheap fix for bridge crack?
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Hi, I am getting an old guitar delivered tomorrow.It was cheap, and I am taking it on as a project.I am in no way a luthier, not even close.But, I have some work to do on this one.The main issue is a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hesh Breakstone Apr 6, 2015.


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At 2:20pm on February 23, 2011, Jay Peterson said…
Yes, it is very playable and has a sweet sound. the action is a bit high but not really bad, only if you play past the 4th fret. I almost hate to get rid of it but I have something else I want to buy and need to thin the herd. I would like to get $100 for it. let me know.
At 4:55am on February 24, 2011, Jay Peterson said…
Actually, it's not really bad past the fourth fret.
At 6:36pm on February 24, 2011, Jay Peterson said…
ok, no problem. I just thought I would ask you first since you expressed an interest. All the best to you.
At 11:45am on July 7, 2011, Frank Ford said…

I don't know if you can edit the title, but I can, so I made the change and deleted your typo message  - hope that's what you had in mind.



- Frank

At 12:29pm on December 24, 2011, Paul Verticchio said…

Hi Arthur.

May you & yours enjoy a blessed and joyous Christmas.

Best wishes,


At 2:38pm on December 25, 2011, Arthur Sweeney said…

Thank you Paul!

The same to you and yours.




At 7:46pm on April 25, 2017, James Guthrie said…

Your question about the best saddle. The people you are talking to only know, bone, Ivory, Tusq,and other plastic, TUSQ is also plastic. So they really can't answer a question they do not know the answer to. I chose to sen it to you instead of a forum post, because that comes off as an add. I hate any forum add (the main reason to stay away for the AGF).

The answer is the DLC PyC . Best known for mechanical heart valves. it has the conductivity of Diamond (the reason diamond is called ice it feels cold, very cold).

Read our first USPTO utility patent on PyC often confused with the room temperature levitating Pyrolytic graphite, scientist use the common term Pyrolyrtic Carbon or PyC.Is much harder than graphite, about a little harder than mild steel. USPTO # 8,110,729.

This is for real, impossible to believe until you see/ hear it too.Also nuts, frets, saddles, and more all with some/hybrid  or solid PyC

If you want to know more my email address is

At 7:52pm on April 25, 2017, James Guthrie said…

My 1993 D41L Martin in the photo has a W T Mesquite hybrid with 6 DLC inserts.

Which is the only way to get a Martin to sound right, because ivory is not legal, and a Martin with a bone saddle, and any string does not sound like a 1929-1969. We can get them to sound like a 29-69, because Martin did not move the braces in 1969 when they stopped using Ivory saddles. I love the people at Martin too.

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