"Very cool. Pictures would be nice. It will be interesting to see if all the parts can be made to fit together. If there are Guild markings you may want to remove/obscure if you put something together. Although he probably…"
"If I am adding retarder to my stock for spraying I use around 3% (4oz/gal). Consider this as part of any thinner normally added to spray stock. You can also use a 75/25 thinner/retarder to mist spray onto a finish that has blush or mild…"
"I’ve used Behlen’s spray retarder to both avoid blush in humid conditions and especially on the tops coats to get good flow. I have noticed less cracking around the heel/rib joint and the area around the heel cap and bindings on…"
"Always hard to comment on an instrument I do not have in my hands. I would make it easier/more comfortable to play by adjusting the action. I would also replace the nut and saddles with bone or other hard material and work on intonation…"
"I have thought about “sealing” the inside of an instrument but shied away so far because, in part, no historical “great” guitar or luthier employed this (to my knowledge). I did run across this Taran…"
"Lauren ~ Just for the record, both toluene and xylene are quickly oxidized in the body and excreted in the urine. Neither stay in your liver. A very small amount may hang around in fatty tissue for 2 or 3 days but certainly are not there…"
"Yes, I am the same Greg Nelson from luthierforum.com I didn't even know this site existed until my daughter applied for a position at the magazine's office. Funny how it's only a few miles from me all these years and I was…"
"Hi Greg Nelson ~ The same as on Mario’s site?? I’ve been MIA since I moved and haven’t gotten my shop back together and up. Hopefully early in the new year - I have 3 guitars i”in progress”.
"I would really recommend getting a new saddle, StewMac or LMI. They tend to be cut a bit thick (9/32 or so) so you can sand them down to something between a press and slip fit. My experience has been that getting a shim to fit just right…"
Yes, I am the same Greg Nelson from luthierforum.com I didn't even know this site existed until my daughter applied for a position at the magazine's office. Funny how it's only a few miles from me all these years and I was completely unaware!