A Word about Viscosity, Thin Glues and Their Use 

The woods used in guitar manufacturing are of very high quality. Because of this, “most” of the tone woods used are not very porous so thin CA glue is employed because it won’t totally wick into the wood but will leave some of the glue on the surface for bonding purposes but because its thin it […]

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MasterGlu Adhesives: Ideal for Guitar Builds and Repairs

Gear Up Products’ MasterGlu adhesives for musical instrument work deliver clearly superior results every time. MasterGlu adhesives are top luthier tested and selected proprietary formulas that are designed to meet “your” needs and are not a one size fits all brand of adhesives trickled in from some other industry. MasterGlu adhesives are the strongest glues […]

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A Perfect Finish for the Perfectionist!

IMPORTANT: Your best results will always be achieved when using multiple coats. You can use your own finishing practices in place of these, but we recommend trying the following sequence for an incredibly clear finish every time: 1. Prepare surface (light sanding is best using your choice of abrasive or using a 320 grit and then a […]

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What is a Musical Instrument Build and Repair Finisher?

A Finisher is a resin type product with flexible attributes. Finishers will resist environmental changes and never crack or get brittle. Further, Finishers will contract and expand with your surface so there will be no shrink back.   CA by its very nature is extremely brittle and cures very hard. While this can often be […]

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CA Shelf Life and How to Keep It Fresh

If properly made and packaged, CA can last two years or more. Since MasterGlu from Gear Up Products is the freshest glue available – we guarantee it for one year from date of shipment to you.  The bottle that the CA is packaged in is a vital link to the shelf life of CA. Gear […]

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Cyanoacrylate (CA) and How It Works

Cyanoacrylate is an acrylic resin with an almost instantaneous curing capacity. When CA is introduced to any source of water, it undergoes a process where the CA molecules start linking up into chains and these chains start whipping around to form a durable plastic mesh. The glue thickens and hardens until the thrashing molecule strands […]

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Rick’s Favorite Musicians

Favorite players… Hmmm. All.. oh boy. Jimmy Page because of his artistry. So unique and such a great composer. I actually see him more as a composer than a guitarist although certainly hes a great player but to me he is really a composer. John McLaughlin because of his connection to his inner self to […]

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Team Introductions: Rick Rosenberg, GluBoost Founder

I started playing guitar at the age of 12, eventually entering Berklee. While there, I had some great teachers along the way, such as Jimmy Giuffre, Bret Wilmott, Alan Hanlon, Vera Tisheff, and Daniel Cattaneo. I continued playing heavily through my early 20’s, when I stopped for about ten years. I then picked up film style composition, […]

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Rick’s Favorite Guitars

I love Telecasters of all types, I like the mellower Strats, and the lighter Gibsons including their arch tops although I’d never turn any guitar away. These days it’s so hard to choose I just gotta have them all. I have had Lowden acoustics…amazing instruments…did a lot of writing on that one, now I have an Aleberico […]

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Luthierie: The Builder Explosion

I just love the builder explosion we have had over the past ten years or so with all the new gear and pedals and amps and custom guitar builders. It is really both terribly exciting and daunting all at the same time. I have to say, I talk to a lot of builders and repair guys as […]

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