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Replacing the Bridge on a '74 Gibson Flattop

June 14, 2011
As I was examining the guitar, my eyes were drawn to six black bridge pins protruding from its wafer-thin rosewood bridge and strings that were sloping over a rickety, bottomed-out plastic saddle.
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Steaming out Dents in a ’71 Medallion Flying V

May 17, 2011
When it comes to Gibson’s Flying V guitars, most V fanatics rank the Medallion model as one of the most desirable. In 1971, Gibson made a limited edition of
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MacGyver Moments that Save Your Ass

May 17, 2011
Waiting for the house lights to go down, I noticed that the neck humbucker on my guitar had dropped into the body. Vibration had loosened the adjustment screw on one
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Be Your Own Builder

May 4, 2011
A guitarist takes gear repair and building into his own hands.
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1920s Slingerland Maybell Banjo Uke

April 19, 2011
A Maybell banjo uke in need of some work on the tension hoop.
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Restoring an Original: Potentiometer Restoration, Pt. 2

March 15, 2011
Last month, we started an unusual project—restoring a vintage IRC pot that had originally been installed on a stunning 1954 Gibson Les Paul. This pot had been replaced with a
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Restoring an Original: Potentiometer Restoration

February 15, 2011
Bringing a ''54 Les Paul back to 100 percent original by restoring its single pot
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Finishing A Neck Reset On a 1952 Goldtop Les Paul

January 17, 2011
In this, the third and final phase of our adventure, we complete the very challenging repair and restoration job.
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Resetting A 1952 Goldtop Les Paul's Neck

December 21, 2010
Resetting the neck angle and replacing the neck
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The Resurrection of Uncle Bookie's Stacker

December 21, 2010
In this installment, we’ll look at what went into resurrecting and restoring the Stack Knob Jazz bass owned by Walter “Uncle Bookie” Booker.
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