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    Don't know if anyone's tried 'em, but Hipshot...

    Don't know if anyone's tried 'em, but Hipshot makes great quality tuner upgrades (18:1 gear ratio) that don't require filling the old screw holes or drilling new ones. What they call UMP strips lock...
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    In the video posted, the piece of synthetic that...

    In the video posted, the piece of synthetic that is glued on at the beginning is something you only have to have done the first time you go, in order to have your regular nails extended to the proper...
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    You can get them made to any length. (For me,...

    You can get them made to any length. (For me, they work best at about 1/8" or so above the fleshy pad of my fingers, and I have mine made thick.)

    Once on you can shape them with an emory board,...
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    When I started touring regularly in 2004 or so, I...

    When I started touring regularly in 2004 or so, I discovered my fingernails were just not strong enough to play every night on steel string guitars. (I'm a fairly aggressive player.) Within a few...
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    If I really love the sound of a guitar, I'm shy...

    If I really love the sound of a guitar, I'm shy about doing anything major to it for fear it could affect the sound. This is why I'd leave the neck reset for another day if the guitar were mine....
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    Why do you think the pickguard was replaced?...

    Why do you think the pickguard was replaced? Looks right to me.

    Looks like your bridge was repositioned at some point.

    My 1978 D50 had this problem -- the bridge had crept forward over time...
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    If it's indelible marker and has been on there...

    If it's indelible marker and has been on there for a long time it may have bled into the finish.

    Acetone (nail polish remover) quickly and easily removes indelible marker, especially from polished...
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    Yeah, but I bet Dizzy, PeeWee, Red, and Don would...

    Yeah, but I bet Dizzy, PeeWee, Red, and Don would have given you high-fives!
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    I'm still loving my GF30 -- it's been my main...

    I'm still loving my GF30 -- it's been my main guitar nice I picked it up a couple months ago!
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    I tried out this (G)F60 a few days ago -- not...

    I tried out this (G)F60 a few days ago -- not bad, but a couple things to be aware of:

    1. The bass side of the saddle has been shaved, literally, as low as it will go before the low E string...
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    Dunlop copper slide for me.

    Dunlop copper slide for me.
  12. Not exactly in your neighborhood, WW, but they do...

    Not exactly in your neighborhood, WW, but they do turn up regularly. Looks in very good shape.

    https://maine.craigslist.org/msg/d/windham-guild-d25m-acoustic-guitar-ohsc/6799139684.html

    (I've...
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    Another source for period correct truss rods is...

    Another source for period correct truss rods is Hans Moust -- check with him.
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    The change in color where the neck meets the body...

    The change in color where the neck meets the body is an indication that the back of the neck was resprayed with a darker color at some point, possibly to hide the truss rod cracks? Whoever did the...
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    Come for the herringbone, stay for the tone!

    Come for the herringbone, stay for the tone!
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    Yeah, man!

    Yeah, man!
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    I have an F212XL 12-string from '66 -- one of the...

    I have an F212XL 12-string from '66 -- one of the best sounding 12 strings in my stable. (And it's a pretty big stable!)
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    There's an article in the latest issue of...

    There's an article in the latest issue of *American Lutherie* about the ever increasing expansion of the use of CNC machines and the effect that has had on guitar making.

    I thought I knew in...
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    As you can tell from my message above, I swear by...

    As you can tell from my message above, I swear by 'em!
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    Great -- congrats! Came in amber burst too, if...

    Great -- congrats! Came in amber burst too, if memory serves.
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    It’s impressive how different from each other the...

    It’s impressive how different from each other the four versions of “Machine Gun” are.
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    Hello HDR57, Before springing for a neck...

    Hello HDR57,

    Before springing for a neck reset, I would recommend you consider the possibility of installing a Bridge Doctor. They're made to reduce the bellying that often occurs behind the...
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    Nope Dave -- the Graham / Hendrix story is about...

    Nope Dave -- the Graham / Hendrix story is about the New Year's Day 1970 shows. See the gjmalcyon's *Rolling Stone* link above, from which I copied this quote:

    “I will never again see a...
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    Saw him twice, once at Madison Square Garden with...

    Saw him twice, once at Madison Square Garden with the Experience (good, not great); and the fourth of four shows (two on New Years Eve 1969 / two on New Years Day 1970) at the Fillmore East with the...
  25. Some of my Guilds have labels on the bass side,...

    Some of my Guilds have labels on the bass side, some on the treble, and some with the center strip running right under the middle.

    The orientation of the label varies too.

    I've seen a couple...
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