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Refretting Guide

As a luthier, refretting expert, and as inventor of tools for refretting, please read this brief list of customers I’ve refretted guitars for. Then read on, and have fun!! Glen Campbell – I’ve refretted all 7 of his stage and studio Taylors,...

Trade Secrets Article

Stewart-MacDonald has the hard-to-find tools, parts, and supplies needed by builders and repair shops. He publishes articles, by recognized experts, on his website http://www.stewmac.com/ He wrote this after visiting Beck’s Guitar Specialty Services Way out in...

Acoustic body crack repair

People oftentimes call about a crack in the face of their acoustic guitar, ( or the side or the back) and need to know how this will affect the sound.  Does this make the guitar more fragile?  Will the crack spread?  How does one fix this problem???? I’ve heard...

Hand made guitars vs. Hand crafted

Hand made? Hand crafted? What’s the difference? Hand made guitars!!! Hand crafted!!!  These are some of the catch phrases that I commonly hear when people are demonstrating the love they feel for their guitar, and are worried that I won’t give it the loyal...

The Kingston Trio

At the 2011 Grammy awards, my favorite crazed customer was inducted into the Lifetime achievement award, I speak of The famous Bob Shane of the KINGSTON TRIO. I grew up in the pre-rock era, ruled by acoustic guitars, banjo, and strong vocals, pre Beatles-Stones, and...