Guitar repair tips from Ian Davlin, Lark Street Music

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Issue 288 June 29, 2017

Ian Davlin shows Dan Erlewine an amazing peghead replacement on an oddball 1897 Adams guitar. Ian also shows how he files fret ends for playing comfort, and a neat trick for stringing up your guitar.

About the guitar in this video: The 1897 Adams guitar actually has a label with a serial number! It's #2000, and a note inside says this oddly-proportioned guitar was a prototype.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Ian's custom, Q-Tip-powered squeezeout cleaner!
  • Rounding the fret ends means comfortable playing
  • Replacing a 120-year old peghead

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