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by Marc Boyd
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice for changing bridge type mid-build
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Advice for changing bridge type mid-build

Thanks for the replies! The saddle/bridge pin configurations of my belly bridges and straight ones are located the same distance from the front of the bridge, so they both hit the bridge plate at the same location. I'm still leaning towards the original bridge, but it's really given me the opportuni...
by Marc Boyd
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: Walnut Classical - Chuck Tweedy

Beautiful work, Chuck! I enjoyed watching the resawing video as well.
by Marc Boyd
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice for changing bridge type mid-build
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Advice for changing bridge type mid-build

Hi folks. My first post for a long while but have been lurking here pretty consistently! I'm about 95% complete on a Gibson Advanced Jumbo style guitar for a friend of mine (25.5" scale). It was originally designed for a vintage style 1" wide straight bridge, so my bridge plate was designed to accom...
by Marc Boyd
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Blue/black stains on koa from bending sides
Replies: 11
Views: 8894

Re: Blue/black stains on koa from bending sides

Thanks for your help everybody. I found a local supplier for Evapo-Rust and will try it on scrap. Will also keep my eyes open for anything else with oxalic acid. Mark S: we stayed on the same floor at the last GAL - was great to meet you. Hope you're doing well! It was only when I got back home that...
by Marc Boyd
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Blue/black stains on koa from bending sides
Replies: 11
Views: 8894

Blue/black stains on koa from bending sides

I've recently bent some koa sides & now have the notorious ugly blue/black stains (I'm assuming they're from the spring steel slats on my bending machine). I tried to prevent this by wrapping the sides in aluminum foil, but some water obviously leaked through and caused the staining. I would like to...