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    • #4392
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      Rick Turner started a thread on the hazards of DIY lutherie on FB.

      What do you feel comfortable doing yourself?

      I’ll start –

      • nuts – adjust & create new
      • saddles – adjust and create new
      • truss rod –  adjust, very little
      • fret dressing. I’ve done fretwork but not as well as I’d like.

      That’s mostly it for me. What about everyone else?

      /mh

       

    • #4393
      Hank
      Participant

      I’m better at demolition than I am at fine finish work. My hanks are too big to do much inside a guitar (except change batteries .  I have adjusted truss rods very little .

      Luckily non of the Ramuda needs any fixing at the moment.

      Oh…. I do do my own restrings………just did the 12 string…..now that’s work !


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4394
      Hank
      Participant

      sorry about misspellings….as Matt H. says nothing before coffee.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #4395
      indexless
      Keymaster

      If it bolts on, or screws on, I’m in, glue is a whole different can of worms

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    • #4397
      bert
      Participant

      One of my favorite sayings is that “if it don’t come in a can, I don’t know anything about it”

       

      Matt, about the same here… mostly DIY setup tweaks:

      – adj truss rod (approx) .005″- action (approx) 3/32 low E and 2/32 high E
      – slot bridge – round pins
      – cut new nuts/saddles as needed
      – replace tuning machines, pickguards, etc
      – some limited drop fills

      Being retired is goodly.  bert

    • #4399
      Daniel
      Participant

      I’m with Rich.

      I’ll adjust intonation on an electric but not on an acoustic.

      Happy to swap out parts easily removed, but my soldering is usually pretty messy.

      If I would need to glue it, un-glue it, shim it, shave it, cut it, file it, or clamp it then it’s going to a pro.

      Daniel


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