All Category III titles were produced in Hong Kong during the days of British rule, which of course came to an end in 1999 along with the genre.
If you're nervous about replacing the string nut you've got company, and this week Erick Coleman shows that making a nut is no big deal.
Plus: an explanation of the difference between equal spacing and proportional spacing.
After the bridge popped off this classical guitar, Dan Erlewine replaced it with a new one.Maybe that's why this guitar's saddle was in the wrong place.Issue 13 January 18, 2007 Fixing fret ends that stick out in dry weather This week, Erick Coleman answers a wintertime question: What to do about fret ends that stick out of the sides of the neck?Issue 116 June 24, 2010 How to match color on vintage binding repairs Working on an aged Les Paul, Erick Coleman has to sand part of the yellowed binding.The solution is a new set of Waverly Tuners, and Dan shows Spencer how to install them himself - including a simple way to plug old screw holes.The guitar came back home and volunteered for this Trade Secret about making a tiny saw for cleaning old glue joints!Here's a quick tip from Brian Michael at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto.Issue 241 April 23, 2015 How to install six-in-line tuners Six tuners lined up perfectly straight, and no chips in the finish.Issue 293, september 06, 2017.Nobody bought this beautiful 1930s Kay Deluxe; its neck joint problem must have seemed like too much work.Though late to the party, Poor Cecily is another fine example.Issue 125 October 28, 2010 Rubber bands as clamps: super-useful, and cheap!Lugging a half dozen heavy guitar cases, he stopped by Dan Erlewines shop and answered some questions, starting with Why so many?!" Whether he's performing at the renowned Caffe Lena or at a house concert in the Midwest, Dave carries a lot of guitars.I answer this question from time to time on the phone, and it makes a good Trade Secrets topic.This week, Dan gets an email with a Trade Secret from luthier Jason Ingrodi.Issue 143 July 07, 2011 Rugged and road-ready: replacing skimpy parts Erick Coleman finds that a 1970s Hondo is really well built, but the parts weren't road-ready.The hanna andersson free shipping coupon code old pickguard came off in an earlier Trade Secrets, and now the new one goes on: it's an oddball pearloid guard that's worth checking out!Dan Erlewine's plan is to replace the binding bit-by-bit, so the top doesn't fall off.By grinding a new edge on a razor file, he creates a tool for cutting crisp square binding channels without a router.Issue 14 January 25, 2007 Replacing damaged tuner knobs This week, Dan's got a 1957 Les Paul Junior in his shop.It spins and tilts too!
Issue 257 March 10, 2016 Yuck!