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Spoons luthier work in kitchen

Welcome in Kamikazie

The place for kitchen's luthiers

Some archives from The Harmony discussion board, to help work by yourself on your guitar. NO warranties, here is a disclaimer wrote by Laurie :

rlspt : I'm not a trained luthier, by any stretch. never took a class. I did read a book or two over the years and visited a couple websites. I own only rudimentary tools, but I've always been handy with them. I just started messing about with my guitars when they didn't play like I wanted them to. I started with replacing saddles and nuts, then replaced a bridge or two, and before long... Nice sounding guitars with high action... I did my first neck reset on a cheap junky guitar that was in ruins anyway, so if I failed I was just making kindling, at no great loss to me or the world. It turned out okay, and after I did a few more it seemed fairly easy and the guitars played better after I was done.
So please take this as it's intended, an amateur demonstrating an operation he's done personally on his own guitars, for fun and education. It ain't the gospel, it's some idiot demonstrating his ignorance. Kamikaze luthiery personified.
okay?

thanks

This section is dedicated to JJ Cale, King of all Kamikaze Luthiers (click to check video)

Archived articles here in Kamikazie

Harmony lutherie Acoustic flat-top neck reset
by rlspt
Laurie details operations to reset a H1233 and a H6583 flat top guitars
Harmony lutherie k1w1 Lounge Lutherie - archtop neck reset/refret
by k1w1
k1w1 resets and reftrets his H950 Monterey
Harmony lutherie "Lyra" parlor guitar, first reset project
by Zhyla
Zhyla resets and refrets an old "parlor style" flat top guitar
Harmony lutherie H950 Monterey reset project
by Zhyla
Zhyla repairs the bridge and resets the neck (with some side effects..) on his H950 Monterey
Harmony lutherie H1327 Monterey reset project
by Zhyla
Zhyla repairs the bridge, resets and refrets his higher grade H1327 Monterey
Harmony lutherie Trussrod in Sovereign neck
by Louie7, Simon, François
Some photos to illustrates how a trussrod works
Harmony lutherie Golden Tone and "Hershey bar" pickups re-born
by François
Before rewinding faulty pickups, nothing to loose, two tricks you can attempt
Harmony lutherie Torture for bowed neck
by François
Reverse the process : clamp it and wait !
Harmony lutherie Beater guitar - neck reset, separation
by Jaydee
Jaydee practices saparation on a beater no-name guitar
Harmony lutherie Harmony H1000 - presentation
by Jaydee
Jaydee introduces his nice 1938 "cheapo" flat top
Harmony lutherie Harmony H1000 - bridge cosmetics and new nut
by Jaydee
Jaydee restores and old cracked cheap wood bridge, and makes a new nut
Harmony lutherie Harmony H1000 - neck separation
by Jaydee
Jaydee separates the neck in pure kitchen kazmikaze style
Harmony lutherie Replacing a trussrod, H79
by Raz
Paul replace the trussrod on his 12 string H79 (and uses a "Aria" neck heater)
Harmony lutherie 1969 Harmony Stella H942 restore project
by Dan
Dan removes grafitti and permanent marker, flatens a belly bulge, refrets
Harmony lutherie Another Harmony Stella H942 #2 restore project
by Dan
Dan opens the guitar for complete restoration, reglue braces, reset the neck, etc
Harmony lutherie More salvaged guitars and a H1203
by George
Harmony lutherie Silvertone 615 restore project
by George
...and an Italian made Silvertone
Harmony lutherie H1215 Archtone project
by George
long cracks on sides...
Harmony lutherie H56 Roy Smeck project (sagged top)
by François
Reglueing a separated neck, and some tips to clamp inside a archtop
Harmony lutherie Silvertone 1478 finish project
by Michael
Michael does a complete red burst refinish
Harmony lutherie Meteor project
by Michael
Refinish and re-assemble of a Meteor. Tips to put the electronics back inside...
Harmony lutherie Guts - Internal views
by Snapcase and others
A collection of photos to see how it's made inside the guitars
Harmony lutherie Bolt on neck conversion
by Kev
Say goodbye to originality, reset the neck the easy way.
Harmony lutherie H1260 shipyard lutherie
by Simon
H1260 Sovereign : removing the back, neck reset and scalloping the braces
Harmony lutherie H420 slim line bass body repair
by François
Repairing a badly cracked body, damaged during transport. Reglueing inside the sound post too.
Harmony lutherie H73 Roy Smeck crack repair
by François
Pushed-in endpin, repairing cracks at end block.
Harmony lutherie H1457 restoration
by Zhyla
Repairing severe cracks, and refinishing the blonde spruce top.
Harmony lutherie Clamping bridges
by Kev, François, Toadman
Different ways to reglue and clamp a lifted bridge
Harmony lutherie Special sound post against soundhole valley
by François
An easy experimentation. No miracle but may help...
Harmony lutherie H942 Stella total customization project
by Dan
Dan wants a custom neck and x-braces on his H942
Harmony lutherie Long detailed talk about removing neck
by MisterSov, Simon and others
About the tools and method to separate neck from body
Harmony lutherie Steam Injection Through Truss Channel
by Simon
Simon experiments an alternative way to steam the neck joint
Harmony lutherie Neck straightening techniques : straightening by heat
by Snap
Snap details how to heat and clamp a warped or twisted neck
Harmony lutherie H1203 Sovereign neck reset
by Bluelick
Great report and discussions about a H1203 neck reset
Harmony lutherie H1456 Monterey work, heat applied on neck
by Micky
True kitchen lutherie to unbow a neck with heat
Harmony lutherie Opus X, the "no warranty" guitar
by Simon
Neck reset - Crooked neck
Harmony lutherie Butterfly Tuners
by Bluesy
Molding Repro Supro Butterfly buttons for Kluson Tuners
Harmony lutherie Neck joint restoration
by Nick ('ReproductionBridges')
Nick restores a H1442 Roy Smeck with broken neck joint
Harmony lutherie Bulge in the top
by Colin (Harmony Collector UK)
Colin has a simple method to cure a bulge in the top

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