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David Burgess

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Nice Nuts, Mr. Noykos

22 August 2014 - 06:07 AM

Matthew Noykos demonstrates making a high-quality upper nut, with pictures and videos:



A possible ethical dilemma

17 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

A guy called me today, probably with the expectation that I would repair his main gig fiddle. The neck was broken out along with the button, upon being dropped. It's probably a 30 K ish value fiddle.


I don't really have my best repair chops up anymore, so I checked with some people who do, some of the top in the world. One of them agreed to take the repair on.


Upon getting back to the owner, he had found someone local, primarily a guitar maker (highly respected locally, but someone I've never heard of), who said that he's done lots of repairs like this. My initial reaction was a sense of relief, because that takes the mess out of my hands, at least for now. Later, I started wondering whether leaving it alone is really doing the right thing for the owner, or whether I was just being selfish.


Do I call him back, and put pressure on him to take it to someone I know is really top-notch, or what?

This is to shock Roger.....

26 February 2014 - 06:46 AM

This is to horrify Roger, and anyone else who thinks necks should be trimmed to nearly final shape before gluing in. biggrin.gif


Photos to follow later today.


Freakin' sissies. smash.gif

Anything Worth Doing Can Be Done Better With a Sawzall

16 January 2014 - 08:52 AM

Anything worth doing can be done better (not to mention in a more manly fashion) with a Sawzall.


So there, Roger. :lol: