Jim Bancroft
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Bar Fret Question
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Rochow Mar 27, 2011.

Spraying versus french polishing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Webster Jan 16, 2009.

Removing washer indentations on Martin Headstock
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Bancroft Jan 28, 2009.


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At 7:13am on February 15, 2009, jason Burns said…
Hey Jim, I am the guy looking for Bar fret wire. Just wanted to see if you had a way to get in touch with T.J Thompson
At 2:46pm on February 15, 2009, jason Burns said…
Thanks so much Jim
At 9:49am on February 16, 2009, FRANK said…
hey Jim do you have the contact for bar fret wire? if you do can you pass it along please PHB
At 10:03am on February 26, 2009, David Houchens said…
JIm, I am headed to my shop now to make them, but your offer is greatly appreciated. thanks again, david
At 4:55pm on October 14, 2010, Barbara Millikan said…
The heating pad bowed neck fix -- where do you stand now? Do you think it works in the long run ? And if so, how much do you recommend compressing the neck?
I've got a 1900ish Washburn parlor guitar I'm restoring, and the neck is out .023" at the sixth fret.
TIA Barbara
At 12:15pm on November 20, 2010, Barbara Millikan said…
I did try it, with heat pad for only a couple days, and I spaced and braced it as you suggested in the original thread, then clamped it with Irwin clamps what I can only cinch down so far. At the end of the first day I tightened the clamps one notch. Neck came out dead straight, and now, a month later, is holding. Of course, I haven't strung it up yet, so we'll see.
At 6:42pm on June 13, 2011, Jacqueline Wiley said…

Hi Jim,

  I was talking to some folks that speak highly of your skilled craftsmanship when it comes to repairing guitars.  One of them is an older gentleman by the name of Tom ? that used to play in a bluegrass group with a couple of young boys that played banjo and acoustic base.

  My problem is that I broke the neck on my 1958 Gibson J-45.  It is cracked in a horizontal direction just above the neck.  It also is cracked in a vertical direction up towards the tuning peg for the low E string.  I am crushed!  This old Gibson plays and sounds like no other I've had.  Even the old time bluegrassers commented on the sound and ease of play.  Is it repairable or worth repairing?  Any ideas on cost for repairing or replacing the neck? 

Jacqueline Wiley


At 2:08am on October 20, 2012, peter farr said…

Hi Jim,... just read a post about some old Gibson tortoise binding you may or may not still have.  I think I can use it on my '73 J55 if your interested in selling some of it... thanks,  Pete...

At 1:12pm on October 27, 2012, peter farr said…

Hi Jim,... have been trying to contact you about your vintage tortoise binding.  Please contact me if you are interested in parting with some of it.   ... thanks!  Pete Farr...

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