Inspired by the Gibson L6-S - 3/4" hard maple, 1/2" big leaf maple top, bubinga fretboard and neck laminations with maple, lollar p-90's, varitone & hack-o-matic wiring.…
Added by Penql on May 2, 2009 at 9:30pm —
I am on a quest to put a pickup in my mandolin (F5). I've looked at several but am currently leaning toward the K & K internal. The pickups themselves look relatively easy to install, but the endpin hole will need drilling out to accomodate the jack. The question is whether it's necessary to remove the tailpiece (traditional Gibson-style) in order to drill it or whether I can get away with drilling with the TP installed. Varnish finish, Unicorn and Mustang… Continue
Added by LARRY KLOSE on May 1, 2009 at 9:15am —
I'm in the process of converting an old archtop into a mandocello, using a 12 string tailpiece and need some advise about how to convert the loop end strings to ball end without wrecking some new strings to get the cylinder out. Thank you for your time and assistance.
Added by Mark Thone on April 4, 2009 at 10:04am —
While I've been collecting info for a while I thought it was time to summarise and write someting. I'd be grateful for feedback on my first article...
Added by jedistar on April 4, 2009 at 5:00am —
check out my virtual music instrument museum. i'm constantly adding new items from my collection.
Added by michael butler on April 2, 2009 at 7:30pm —
My new concept for traveler guitar small but wild...…
Added by Yaron Naor on March 23, 2009 at 2:30am —
Warped soundboard repair, straighten or replace?
Added by Jerry Ryan on February 22, 2009 at 7:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
workin on a gibson acoustic with a stripped tuss rod nut, any suggestions on getting it off ?
Added by Mark Dobbins on January 19, 2009 at 7:26pm —
CAN SOME ONE TELL HOW THIS IS DONE?
Added by BILL on January 19, 2009 at 12:51pm —
Hi Frank - I read with great interest your article on the restoration of your 1887 Martin parlor guitar. I recently inherited a very similar model, with very similar (though not so severe) issues (it too was strung with steel, and improperly stored for awhile). I'm in NYC, and had thought to drive out to Nazareth,PA to ask the folks at Martin about repairing my guitar. It's occurred to me though that, as with cars, the dealership isn't necessarily the best place to haul your beloved heirloom… Continue
Added by Andrew Black on January 7, 2009 at 9:07am —
Ive posted some photos of my repair work on www.myspace.com/lumbercityslim Enjoy...
Added by Marc Prave on November 16, 2008 at 5:06pm —
Thanks to Frank for creating this network!
We invite you to visit The Guitar Wall
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Added by Jeffrey D Brown on November 16, 2008 at 2:31pm —
We're happy to announce that guitarist Richard Gilewitz
has acquired personal wall space on the new Guitar Players Wall
... His space is located on the Fingerstyle Wall
The Guitar Players Wall is part of The Guitar Wall… Continue
Added by Jeffrey D Brown on November 16, 2008 at 2:28pm —
How to irritate the guitar repairman in your life.
Let's face it. We've all had days where we've sat around just wondering "how can I annoy my guitar repairman?" Well, friends, seek no further, because I've compiled a list of the 10 most effective ways of giving the repairman a migraine. Read on:
1. Ask "Do you fix guitars?" Second only to the classic "Do you work here?", this question is most effective when he's sitting at his work bench bent over a guitar in deep… Continue
Added by Dan O'Callaghan on August 15, 2008 at 6:55pm —
I need help in getting cupping out of a indian rosewood side I bent, I have tried to reheat and clamp but to no positive result
Added by steve heimbigner on August 6, 2008 at 5:48pm —