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Comment by Edward Sparks on February 9, 2011 at 6:42pm


Here's one I did for a local builder who plays with me in a trio...his Christmas present...Edward

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 9, 2011 at 6:39pm

Hi Greg H.   Didn't know which Greg i was answering...glad it was you!  Hope to see you this summer at the Philly Vintage show?  Edward

Here we are at the 09 show!



Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 5:28pm
Don't use loc tight!
Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 5:28pm
Greg, my nut came really loose when trying to put a strap on the bottom button/amp input. My local shop had a tool, they went through the sound hole to tighten, did it while changing strings, no big deal but I worried quite some time over it. Now it's tight again.
Comment by J. D. Woods on February 9, 2011 at 2:47pm
Ed - my lord, I'm speechless!! Been to and cruised every website you listed. Had not a clue anything like this existed! This is a whole new world... according to Gulliver. Thanks!
Comment by Greg on February 9, 2011 at 12:29pm
Thanks Edward, I know I had it at my local shop and they guy said he would have to have it sent out to be fixed. I hate leaving my baby with anyone. I will check again. It really cant be to hard to fix. It gets real annoying with the sound of something loose. Thanks again I hope to see you again in the summer at the show.
Comment by Edward Sparks on February 9, 2011 at 12:24pm

Greg, I would be leary of putting loc-tite, (which is a liquid right?) on the guitar anywhere near the finish.  Even if you only put in on the inside, the vapors or fumes from it might damage the finish nearby.

This is such a simple fix that I would take to whoever does repair work for you, I have a guitar tech who does this "stuff" for me, and have them tighten it good and then check it every now and then.  They usually have a special tool, thin wrench, that does just that! If you have a regular person or shop you go to, they probably won't even charge you to tighten it up! I have to qualify my response that I have never trusted myself to repair or adjust anything on my instruments!  God luck, Edward

Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 12:04pm
Kody, my border collie, seems to think there are so many Michaels', that it would be ok to call me if u want ....( she's 8 yr old Service Dog, I'm injured)..........that's her on the left.......
Comment by Greg on February 9, 2011 at 11:56am

Edward, quick question. I know I dont post much. lol my imput jack on my acoustic electric keeps comming lose do you think if i back the nut (from the inside) till I see the threads on the outside and put loc-tite on it. Will that hold it tight. I know it use to work race car nuts and bolts

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 9, 2011 at 11:46am

Hey J.D. we have a group called "Miniature Guitars Anyone?" here in the AG's pretty fun...check it out!  Edward


Here is a page from the Martin Sounding Board Newsletter where they highlighted my miniatures and show a picture of one of my miniatures which currently resides in a display case in the Martin Museum!  


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