February 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Warped soundboard

Warped soundboard repair, straighten or replace?

Added by Jerry Ryan on February 22, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New Walls on The Guitar Wall

There are quite a few new walls (29 now) on The Guitar Wall... if you have a few minutes (or a lot more), I encourage you to explore... and possibly acquire your own permanent space if appropriate... check out...

The 800 Faces of Guitar

We're giving away 800 wall spaces to players and folks in the business... get your free space today.…


Added by Jeffrey D Brown on February 21, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Martin HD-28 pickguard

Good morning folks,

I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys about a project I am working on. I have a new HD-28 and I'd like to remove the existing pickguard and replace it with a new one that has some custom inlay on it. The question I have is that the new pickguard looks great, but the finish is flat because it was sanded down during the inlay process. Any suggestions on how i might be able to get that glossy look back while maintaining the integrity of the… Continue

Added by MFamily on February 12, 2009 at 6:52am — No Comments


Hi everyone I am James I have be pro-toe-typing and designing guitars for the past 3 years and have just started building my first proper guitar.

Added by James O'Brien on February 11, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

Headstock crack with a glue failure.

Hello everyone! I need some advice here from the glue specialists.

I have received a Michael Kelly acoustic bass guitar with a cracked peghead. Not much different from the classic Gibson crack, but here's the skinny: it was repaired using hide glue -and failed.

I guess I could use cyanoacrilate glue, since its lower viscosity can reach deeper into the crack, but I'm afraid it won't reach the wood but the previous hide glue instead. Is there a way to remove the old hide… Continue

Added by Alexander López on February 10, 2009 at 6:17am — No Comments

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