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On Neck wood and it’s effect on tone

On Neck wood and it’s effect on tone

I was just sent an email from a customer asking what wood his neck should be made out of, and how this would affect the tone. I’ve decided to cut and paste the email response here, as it may be of interest to some, and will hopefully spark a discussion on the effect of neck […]

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1930s Gibson L0 restoration – Part II

In the previous post, you saw me remove the bridge and flatten the top.  Now I’ve got to make a new bridge. The wood of the original is a rosewood, and almost certainly brazilian, given it’s age.  With Brazilian being endangered, I selected a piece of Honduran Rosewood, which has a more brown colouration than […]

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Repair Jobs

Just a few pics of some of the cool guitars I’ve had in for repairs this month: 70′s Gibson Hummingbird needed a brace re-glueing. Another Gretsch Anniversary. I love the colour of this modern Rickenbacker. A 1950′s Martin 000-18.  Just a setup required on this one. Taylor 555 12 string bridge reglue. Of course, once […]

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Gretsch Anniversary Neck Reset

A great Gretsch Anniversary.  This guitar is around fifty years old, and is really showing it. The neck on this Gretsch Anniversary has moved to the point where it is no longer possible to play, because the action is too high, but there is no break angle over the bridge, which has been filed down […]

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