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by Barry Daniels
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Touch up on Yamaha
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Touch up on Yamaha

You are probably right about that.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Touch up on Yamaha
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Touch up on Yamaha

Also, I don't recommend that you apply glue to the joint between the neck and body. Someone may need to reset the guitar again in 100 years.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Touch up on Yamaha
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Touch up on Yamaha

GluBoost Fill N' Finish (regular or thin). You also need the GluDry accelerator. If you want to tint the glue, get the MasterTint Vintage Kit. This stuff is pretty expensive, but it is worth it. Nothing else like it out there. And it saves a bunch of time. A couple of hints: If you have deep repairs...
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Touch up on Yamaha
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Touch up on Yamaha

Poly is not appropriate. Lacquer will match the existing finish but will take a few days to dry. I like Glu Boost which is a CA glue made for finish touch up. They also make tints to color match. It drys quickly and finishes like a dream. I have used it on several Yamahas after neck resets.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: The Dye Masters!
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: The Dye Masters!

Wiping dye on bare wood is one method and then there is mixing dye into clear coats to make a shaded toner. These are very different methods and yield very different results. I like the toner method myself because you don't have to worry about blotches caused by uneven adsorption.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: The Dye Masters!
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: The Dye Masters!

That is what is advertised and it does seem to be true in my experience. Red aniline dye seems to be the least light-fast.
by Barry Daniels
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: The Dye Masters!
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: The Dye Masters!

I've still got a box full of aniline dyes, but I mostly use TransTint now. And you can buy it already mixed in an amber color. Or just mix a little red and yellow. Add enough to your top coat mix so it looks about the strength of ice tea. When you start laying down coats, stop before you get to the ...
by Barry Daniels
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: I'm back with guitar #3
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: I'm back with guitar #3

Great design and build. I like the way the center laminations in the curly maple looks like a neck-through. Is it? What did you build the rails out of?
by Barry Daniels
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How even does relief need to be, across the board?
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: How even does relief need to be, across the board?

Some like to put a bit more relief on the bass side thinking that the bass strings have a larger amount of movement. I don't do that myself. A variation of five thousandths is not a big deal and should not cause any major problem, but if you could reduce the difference a bit, that might be worthwhile.
by Barry Daniels
Wed May 26, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes
Replies: 60
Views: 12808

Re: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes

I hear what you are saying about lacquer. It is a lot more technical and gear intensive than a brushed finish. And there is no reason that a brushed finish can't look great. But personally, I would rather see a well done clear finish instead of blotchy dye applied directly to wood.
by Barry Daniels
Wed May 26, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes
Replies: 60
Views: 12808

Re: Squareneck Resonator - Detailed Build Notes

One can pull off a "factory" level finish fairly easily but only with the right tools and techniques. That usually means spraying tinted and clear lacquer. There are plenty of tutorials out there to get you started.
by Barry Daniels
Mon May 10, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Additional transverse bracing in x bracing
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: Additional transverse bracing in x bracing

I thought that his suggestion for an upper transverse brace was to prevent the headblock from rotating due to string pressure. That part of the guitar adds little tonally so the effect should be minimal.
by Barry Daniels
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: ES 175 rosewood bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: ES 175 rosewood bridge

Get one of the available bridges, plug it with a hardwood dowel, then re-drill and thread to the size you need.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Really bugged
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Really bugged

A few years ago I restored a Martin that had mold growing inside. I cleaned it up initially using a glove bag to contain all the grossness.
by Barry Daniels
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Should I attempt this repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Re: Should I attempt this repair?

Like Clay, my experience with music store "repairmen" is very sketchy and I would not recommend someone go that route blindly.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Should I attempt this repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Re: Should I attempt this repair?

Since you are new to this repair stuff I would recommend you use Titebond Original Wood Glue, but that is assuming that you can get the crack to close up completely.
by Barry Daniels
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Should I attempt this repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Re: Should I attempt this repair?

It's a long break so it should glue up easily and will be quite strong when done.
by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Separated finish
Replies: 8
Views: 2324

Re: Separated finish

You don't want to inject the CA. That could lead to it squirting everywhere. Place small drops on the open fracture and let it seep in. Try not to get glue on the entire length of the fracture as that will seal it off and prevent the air from escaping, which it must do in order to allow the CA to pe...
by Barry Daniels
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: american chestnut
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

Re: american chestnut

Welcome to the MIMF, James!