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Bill Collings in the shop
From the Director
A reference to Bill Collings' symposiy '91 talk, and a letter from Pat DiBurro with a shellac "pound cut" table.
Rosette Transplant on a 1965 000-28
In order to preserve the look af a vintage Martin 000-28, Kovacik transplants the rosette from the original worn-out top to a new top. With 9 step photos.
repair; rosette; guitar, acoustic
Repairing a Cracked Gibson Adjustable Bridge
Croce, repairman at Elderly Instruments, repairs a cracked bridge on a '60s Gibson J45. With 14 step photos.
repair; bridge; guitar, acoustic
A Day at New York Guitar Repair
Gluck documents a typical day in his busy NYC repair shop. This day, he worked on wiring for a Hagstrom Viking bass, numerous setups, and a pickup upgrade in an Epiphone Casino. I'm tired just reading about all that he accomplished in a single day. With 20 photos.
repair; setup; guitar, electric
Dare to Repair: A Luthier's Guide to Vintage Stratocasters
Heve you ever had to work on a vintage Stratocaster and wondered what repairs might do to the vallue of a collectible instrument? Be sure to read this article before tackling a vintage Strat. With 6 photos.
repair; guitar, electric
Teaching Basic Guitar Building
Sterling, in this transcription from his Symposium talk, gives us a good foundation for designing a class to teach guitar building. With 6 photos and a skills checklist for use when creating a class.
Lloyd; Tyler Wells; Tom Morrissey
Lloyd has a rosewood desk for sale that a builder could harvest the rosewood from. Wells shares his opinion of potential ASIA scholarships. Morrissey talks about the symposioum and weighs in with his ideas on future direction for ASIA.
Woodstock Invitational Showcase
Acker talks about the upcoming Luthier's Showcase and Tonewood Festival in Woodstock. With 7 photos.
Vintage Martin Refret Without Replacing the Original Frets
Clark resets the neck on a 1946 Martin D-18, then removes the frets to address a hump at the body joint. Then he refrets the guitar with the original frets to maintain the vintage look. With 22 step photos.
repair; fret; neck
GluBoost MasterTint Color Additives
Acker reviews GlueBoost's color additives.