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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!  

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 9, 2011 at 11:42am
Michael, looking forward to the unpack video!  Edward
Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 11:40am
Thanks all and everyone survived the tit-for-tat an all is well now. I recieved a nice message from the participant an everyone is guitar buddies an all is well. Hope my new D35 arrives today, mr klampitz of the forum has offered to help set it up. I may also need Jonothan, Ed sparks, an some other good people to assist.Very Nice! And watch for the video of me unpacking it, if I can figure how to video an upload........thanks guy & girls........alls welll.........
Comment by J. D. Woods on February 9, 2011 at 8:21am

Ginger - great idea! Art & music are so intertwined aren't they? I'm an assoc. prof. in the Art Dept. here at a local college but I've been involved in music all my life, so I sure understand that crossover. In fact, there've been many times in my occupational life that I couldn't make up my mind. Was I a guitar-playing art teacher, or a guitar player that was interested in art!

Charles - you're right, miniture guitars out of spruce hole cutouts? That's creative all right. Gotta be really small unless Ed uses the cutouts for the body and other materials for the neck. When I was a kid, if anybody carved minitures or something like that out of wood, we called it whittlin'. After a little education, you start refering to that kind of creativity as sculpture. :])


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