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Gibson Refret: Saving Binding Nibs

1/4/2014

This article shows the process of refretting a Gibson without disturbing the binding nibs, which costs more than eliminating the nibs.  A more cost-effective approach is described here.

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1. A Gold Top Gibson Les Paul.  This one was...Read More »

Vintage National Style 0 Neck Reset

12/1/15

 

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1. A National Style 0

 

This National Style 0 was built...Read More »


A Basic Les Paul Neck Crack Repair

10/31/15

 

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1. A...Read More »

Gibson Stripped Pickup Ring Mounting Screw Removal

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8/14/2016

 

1. A Gibson Les Paul Custom from 1979.  This lefty has been owned by a player for decades and has the wear to prove...Read More »

Loose Classical Strut Repair

8/10/15

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1. A Classical Guitar

 

This one is a Guild MK2.  A...Read More »


Gibson 57 Classic Pickups Repair

6/30/15

 

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1. These quality replacement humbuckers won’t stay in place.

 

 

This is...Read More »


Vintage Martin Refret Without Replacing the Original Frets

5/26/15

 

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5/26/15

 

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4/28/15

 

This article originally appeared in Guitarmaker Magazine, the trade journal of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans.

 

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1. Larrivee makes some pretty cool guitars.  This one is a limited edition LV10 with a good tone and some cool shell work. 2....Read More »

Veritas Small Scraping Plane

5/5/15

 

Refrets are a common job at my guitar repair shop.  When advisable, I prefer to resurface and true a fretboard while the frets are removed from the neck with a combination of a scraping plane and sanding abrasives.  This creates a solid and level...Read More »

Classical Guitar Bridge Repair

3/3/15

 

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1. A Classical Bridge.  This Alvarez Yairi has some damage, probably...Read More »

Fender P-Bass Custom Pickup Installation

2/2/15

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1. A Fender P-Bass 5 String

 

The owner of this newer...Read More »


Vintage National Resophonic Refret

1/6/15

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1. A National Style 0.

 

This National style 0 was built...Read More »


Bound Archtop Pickguard Fabrication

12/9/14

 

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1. A Vintage Epiphone.  I recently completed some restoration...Read More »

Fender Neck Shim, Bolt on Neck Reset

11/11/2014

 

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1. A Fender Jaguar.  This is a newer black...Read More »

Epiphone Triumph Truss Rod Replacement

10/14/2014

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1. An Epiphone Triumph.  This very cool arch top guitar was...Read More »

Fender Strat: Round Laminate Fretboard Neck Refret

9/16/2014

 

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1. A 70’s strat.

 

This strat has the worn out original factory...Read More »


National Resphonic Neck Reset

8/5/14

 

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 1. A National Guitar.  This is a polychrome tri-cone...Read More »

Gibson Partial Refret with Binding Nibs

6/24/14

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1. A Gibson.  This Les Paul classic is about...Read More »

Martin Refret

6/23/2014

This article originally appeared in Guitarmaker Magazine.  The trade journal of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans.

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1. Martin Custom Shop Martin 0-42.  The owner of this guitar has a bone to pick with his new guitar.  Some of...Read More »

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