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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Roman, May 4, 2010.
Thank you for taking the time to document this and to post it here.
Roman, speaking of "Why does my guy charge so much?" What are we talking about for a job like this? Ballpark figure is fine.
Thanks! A book may be in the future, who knows.
Thanks my Aussie friend
Anytime you put the love into something it benefits. I am sure there are many people just by polishing their guitars, find they play a bit better. (or at least you like them more)
Prices may vary depending on location and establishment of the luthier involved.
The purpose for this thread is primarily for education, a how to so to speak.
To the rest of you that I haven't mentioned directly, thanks for the kind words.
Oh, and BCRGreg, we know of your talents. they are like self evident truths.
Let me chime in amongst the many to thank you Roman for sharing your tips and wisdom with us. I can't even begin to describe the sense of privilege I feel, as if I were a sort of virtual apprentice to a great maker (and I don't even have to sweep your floor or go for beer ). I can only hope to use all this knowledge to make great instruments, and to pass it along to the next guy when the opportunity presents itself.
Thanks for sharing! (Take the rest of the day off )
Great post and amazing work Roman. Thank you for posting this up. Glad to see you sharing on the boards again!
Thanxs Roman for the heads up on nut height
Nice work, buddy. I'm going to take your advice and go to a jewelry store and look for some used files. Extremely informative, as always!
great tips, great thread,
what kind of oil you use on that fretboard?
Thanks again Roman. You are a true artist.
Why would the value and quality of the info you provide stop anyone from wondering what the hell Roman is doing?
You really left that door open!
I just used your tutorial setting up the Epi to do my J100
EXACTLY!! people are supposed to wonder "what the hell I am doing"
A craftsman and gentleman to boot. Thanks Roman. Your patience in all things never ceases to amaze me.
Yes, I am reminded of why I don't try this stuff at home.
Great thread. Thanks.
That bridge stud mod is awesome (along with the rest of your work)...thanks!
A bunch of folks have asked me about scraping the fingerboard, how to do it.
Here is a video to hopefully answer some questions
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Excellent work Roman. It's easy to see you love your craft.
Nice! I'm doing more of my own work on guitars and it's great to get tips from skilled people as yourself! StewMac has also made my life much easier!
The Lester repair series is excellent. Great info on bridge stud repair!
Thanks very much for sharing! I appreciate it.
Some excellent stuff here, especially on the bridge studs, I'd never have thought of something so simple and elegant. I do as much work on my own guitars as possible and you've given me some very valuable pointers. Many thanks!
One minor niggle:
Makes sense depending on how you read that. If you try to compare it to the distance from the string to the 1st fret while still fretting it, you will (hopefully) find them to be very different. Maybe that's an unnecessary point, but that's the way I first read it, had me wondering "what the hell Roman [was] doing" for a minute there.
I think what is meant about the first fret second fret measurement is that the height of the string above the second fret when fretting the first fret is the measurement that you want above the first fret after filing the nut slot.
I'm 100% sure that's what he's saying. But the way it's worded implies (to me) that you should be comparing the string heights while still fretting the first. Which doesn't work well in practice.