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by AL Lombardo
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Shop size?
Replies: 28
Views: 9351

Re: Shop size?

I remember that I may have read this here, many years back...

"OPTIMISM" - a luthier with a mortgage
by AL Lombardo
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Building a hurdy-gurdy
Replies: 111
Views: 109626

Re: Building a hurdy-gurdy

Hey Charlie, Like all have said, wonderful job. I think I had bought a set of plans when Deb was working but they still sit in my shop. A project like this takes some big determination for me and as much as I would love to build it just to hear it. Life gets in my way a lot these days I admire your ...
by AL Lombardo
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Mario Proulx's filter?
Replies: 24
Views: 25637

Re: Mario Proulx's filter?

I know this is just so obvious but in my 20's and 30's, what dust? My last checkup the X-ray report reads mild COPD. I said " hey doc, I've never smoked a cigarette in my entire 59 years of life".

You just really gotta follow these common sense rules
by AL Lombardo
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Go-Bar Deck - - - "How To" Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 8190

Re: Go-Bar Deck - - - "How To" Questions

I've read somewhere a few yrs back that kite specialty shops sell light weight fiberglass sticks for people that build such custom kites and they make terrific go bar rods
by AL Lombardo
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: New phone won't keep me logged in.
Replies: 9
Views: 15908

Re: New phone won't keep me logged in.

I have that same problem on the iPhone and iPad. I don't believe it's the phone. Even my computer on a forum will remain logged in for months and months then one day...poof, gotta log in again
by AL Lombardo
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Jam Session
Replies: 5
Views: 2937


Hello Kathy, we met on your web back in 2003 or 2004 and you spoon fed me along the starting process. Once again thank you and great to see your still out there9 years later...

A big hellos and thank you for getting starting a building acoustic guitars, still doing the great ukuleles? ,Al
by AL Lombardo
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Continue to build or hang it up?
Replies: 13
Views: 6903

Re: Continue to build or hang it up?

I have to agree with Chris also. My dad is now 95. He retired at 71 and could not stop. He decided to sell tools at a local weekend market. From there went on to musical instruments. He only stopped 3 yrs ago when he was losing the ability to drive safely and process thought quickly. Today he sits i...
by AL Lombardo
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New archtop...Just finished
Replies: 22
Views: 9533

Re: New archtop...Just finished


This is one of the most beautiful guitars I have seen. I love the Benedetto style. Impeccable work and headstock design. Sorry for the stresses...I know them. It sucks
by AL Lombardo
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My 10th Archtop
Replies: 8
Views: 5319

Re: My 10th Archtop

I like the way Patrick put it..." nothing does it for me like a nice archtop " Beautiful work. Got me going out to look at mine again. Also 7 years in the making
by AL Lombardo
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Top crack
Replies: 8
Views: 4950

Re: Top crack

Personally, I think your inlay is highly creative and gives the guitar great look ...very different. I like it. My very first guitar about 10 years ago, now has developed that exact same crack. I hope you won't mind that when I get enough motivation, I 'borrow' a similar idea!