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by Lincoln Goertzen
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What is the bassier resonator guitar.
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Re: What is the bassier resonator guitar.

Maple for saddles is fine, or maple capped with ebony . Upgrading the tuners won't get you much of a tone upgrade, unfortunately. You're better off to replace the cone and spider with a Replogle or a Quarterman. Holding either of those beside a cheap cone will reveal a dramatic difference right away...
by Lincoln Goertzen
Tue May 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while
Replies: 24
Views: 10935

Re: Thinking of quitting building for a long, long while

I identify with you in a number of ways, Matthew. I just turned 34 this past weekend, and I completed my electrical apprenticeship last year. I have wondered if this was all there is to "the rest of my life." I only recently got my shop up and running after about a 4-5 year forced break. Now I'm too...
by Lincoln Goertzen
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Hard vs. "soft" maple for a carved top solidbody?
Replies: 19
Views: 21872

Re: Hard vs. "soft" maple for a carved top solidbody?

You've been given some really good advice. To answer your question specifically, Gibson and PRS, among others, use Western Big Leaf maple, acer macrophyllum.
by Lincoln Goertzen
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: December Giveaway
Replies: 43
Views: 18938

Re: December Giveaway

I would like to add my name to the list, too, please. Thanks!
by Lincoln Goertzen
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maple body cap
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Re: Maple body cap

I would recommend gluing the cap together, then gluing the two plates together. I have not done it the other way around, but when I have looked at the process, I have always thought that I had a better chance of getting things fit and aligned doing it my way.
by Lincoln Goertzen
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: banjo mandolin??
Replies: 12
Views: 9849

Re: banjo mandolin??

I can't really tell how bad the wood materials are. You will have to make that decision. I would recommend that you sit on it a while. Some times waiting a while, you will make a better choice. Steve, I have to ask. Just what would you hope to achieve by sitting on it? And how long would you recomm...