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by Glenn Howland
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Rest in peace, Tony Rice
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Rest in peace, Tony Rice

Tony Rice has passed. His longtime friend and collaborator Ricky Skaggs posted the following announcement on Facebook: Sometime during Christmas morning while making his coffee, our dear friend and guitar hero Tony Rice passed from this life and made his swift journey to his heavenly home. It’s stil...
by Glenn Howland
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt on issues
Replies: 14
Views: 7127

Re: Bolt on issues

Thanks Bob, I sorta follow what you are describing. What I have done it pretty simplistic - I roughly fit the neck while the back is still off, mark and drill the holes in the tenon using the holes in the neck block. I can only get my drill into the bottom hole, the top one I have to mark, take the...
by Glenn Howland
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: What Finish for Natural Feel?
Replies: 39
Views: 46357

Re: What Finish for Natural Feel?

I used tung oil when building some mountain dulcimers years ago and found it lent itself well to a kitchen table workshop, but took a long time to cure. I learned that it is actually a wiping varnish that contains tung oil. It cures by oxydation and not by evaporation. For this reason care must be t...
by Glenn Howland
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Carbon Fiber in the neck: where to put it?
Replies: 14
Views: 10836

Re: Carbon Fiber in the neck: where to put it?

I'm new to this. I have a number of one piece mahogany neck blanks in rough bandsawed form that I'd like to use up before moving to a less wasteful laminated neck design. Most of them are pretty straight grain, but all share short grain/severe runout in the headstock, making them vulnerable to a "Gi...
by Glenn Howland
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Broken Guitar Headpiece repair
Replies: 22
Views: 17344

Re: Broken Guitar Headpiece repair

I'll be curious to see a close up after the repair. Was that a one piece neck / headstock? No scarf joint?