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Gibson Les Paul, Custom Pickguard

5/13/2014

 

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1. Ebay Pickguard Fail.  This replacement pickguard comes up...Read More »

Repairing Poor Factory Fretwork

5/13/14

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Guitarmaker Magazine, the trade journal of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans.

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1. A Cheap Gutiar.  Guitar shops and music catalogs are full of cheap, mass produced instruments imported...Read More »

A Cookie Cutter Classical Bridge

4/1/2014

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1. A Well Traveled Guitar.  This student...Read More »

Making a Nylon Nut for a Vintage Gibson

3/29/14

 

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1. A 1951 Gibson ES-175.  This model came stock with a Nylon nut as did many classic Gibson guitars of the era. ...Read More »

Vintage Gibson Tuner Knob Replacement

2/18/2014

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1. A Gibson L-00.  This one was built in 1941 and it sports a...Read More »

New Pickguard for a Vintage Gibson Archtop

1/7/2014

This article first appeared in the December 2013 issue of “American Lutherie”, the trade journal published by the Guild of American Luthiers.

1. The Ubiquitous Tortoise Pickguard.  This one is from a 1947 Gibson ES-150 archtop. 2. Bracket...Read More »

Gibson ES-335 Refret

1/7/14

This article shows the process of refretting a vintage Gibson without disturbing the Patina of the fretboard or inlays.  For more info about rebuilding or retaining binding nibs check out this article.

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1. A 1966 Gibson ES-335.  This...Read More »

Martin Intonation Correction

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1/2/2014

1. A Martin D-18.  This one is from the 1970’s and has poor intonation, probably because it was built with the bridge in the wrong position.  As usual, the intonation is sharp so I will fill the saddle slot...Read More »

Martin Intonation Correction

1/2/2014

1. A Martin D-18.  This one is from the 1970’s and has poor intonation, probably because it was built with the bridge in the wrong position.  As usual, the intonation is sharp so I will fill the saddle slot...Read More »

LMI Fret Tang Filer, Tool Review

2/4/14

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1. LMI’s Fret Tang Filer.  After a...Read More »

PRS Refret with EVO Gold Fretwire

12/3/13

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1. A PRS.  This one is an older limited...Read More »

Fixing The Guild Top Massacre; A Classical Guitar Bridge Reglue

11/1/13

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1. A Guild Mark 3 manufactured in 1965.  This...Read More »

Fender Strat, New Nut

10/2/13

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1. A 1970’s Fender Strat Neck. This one is...Read More »

Refit Fender LSR Nut

10/1/13

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1. The Ubiquitous Fender Strat.  I’ve just refretted this neck in order to sand...Read More »

Gibson Bridge Reglue

8/30/2013

 

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1. A Gibson L-00.  This one was built in 1941 and is in the shop for a bridge repair and reglue as well as a few other repairs. 2. A Low Saddle.  This guitar needs a neck reset in order to...Read More »

Vintage Gibson Popsicle Brace Repair

August 29, 2013

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1. A 1941 Gibson L-00. 2. A Cracked Top by...Read More »

Fender Strat: Rosewood Neck Refret

9/17/13

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1. A “Rosewood” Fender Neck.  This SRV strat neck has a...Read More »

Fender Strat Maple Fretboard Refret

8/23/2013

 

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1. A Fender Strat. This one has a maple neck with a satin urethane finish.  It’s time for some new frets.  This neck is fairly straight so I’ll refret over the existing finish. 2. Removing the Nut.  I cut through...Read More »

Nylon Nut for a Fender Neck

8/1/2013

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1. A Fender Strat.  This one needs a new nut.  The owner has opted to replace the original...Read More »

Gibson Archtop Refret

7/2/13

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1. A Gibson Johnny Smith.  This one was built in 1969.  I’m going to refret this guitar...Read More »

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