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deadonkey
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Can this be fixed? Reply with quote

I've taken it to a pro repairer, and he'll do it for 500, but I can't afford that

apart from kicking the shit out of the person who did this, can I repair the guitar? I've a lot of memories attached to it
Any help appreciated





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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK what the fuck. How on Earth did that happen?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yikes! please, no matter what, kick the shit out of the perp! that's terrible guitar abuse!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my dad's friend is visiting my dad with his son, son was playing with the dog and knocked the guitar from the corner where it was standing. I've had guitars in that corner for nearly 10 years and never have they even fallen. He was being careless and I'm bloody pissed off. I played my first gig with that guitar, been travelling with it. I love it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deadonkey wrote:
my dad's friend is visiting my dad with his son, son was playing with the dog and knocked the guitar from the corner where it was standing. I've had guitars in that corner for nearly 10 years and never have they even fallen. He was being careless and I'm bloody pissed off. I played my first gig with that guitar, been travelling with it. I love it.


really sorry for you dude...the friend and his son need to pay for repair or replacement. end of.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get that back in order yourself but it will look raggedy unless you do the finish work.You can make it playable.Iv'e done 2 using Titebond III.Clamp it up and let it sit for a few days(I wait a week).The joint will be stronger than the original wood.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1.

yeah that sucks. I have had a couple broken by people back when I hosted the open mics. One they guy replaced and one the guy was a total dick about it trying to cat like it was already broken when 30 people saw hom drop it.

The family should pay for the repair/replacement.

That said, it can be hard to pressure fmaily friends on stuff like that if they do not take the initiative and offer.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say the family should pay for a replacement at least. I don't think a repaired neck like that would ever play the same.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can definitely make it playable if you titebond it. it wont look as pretty anymore unless it gets refinished which would
cost $$$ and would not be worth it. but it is worth an attempt to glue back together.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's an Epiphone ... casual damage on these guitars. It can be fixed, but 500 seems way too much. If it is well done, the guitar will not be play much differnt than before. But it will not look the same, that is true, without refinishing. Try another luthier or carpenter.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the $500 quote include repairing the paint and binding as well?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He lives in The Republic of Ireland, so that'll be €500, which is ~$715 US.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this happened to my Epi Dot. It was more on the nut and farther down the neck though. stupid gibson style guitars (especially epis with their big headstocks).

anyway, you should be able to fix it fine. all you need is wood glue and some clamps. glue it up, but the clamps on (probably with some wood shim type stuff under the clamps so it doesn't tear shit up) and leave it for 24 hours or so. remove the clamps and sand it down and your good. at this point you can refinish it or not. whatever you want to do.

also, you want to tighten the clamps pretty tightly but not too much. it looks like the neck is made out of mahogany like mine, if you tighten it too much it will crush the mahogany. so just be careful of that.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a really relevant page about this where someone talks through repairing EXACTLY the same break but on a Gibson SG bass. I'll try and find it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I needn't bother, there's fucking loads that return straight away with "gibson broken headstock" on google. Looks like they use glue and clamps in no particularly special way.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would fix this for free.

ive done way harder repairs than this

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you totaly lucked out that it didn't bust thru the holes that the tuners are in. that would make it a harder fix since you have to line moar shit up. doesn't look that bad at all
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$700?!!!!!!?

haha buy a whole new one for that much. sucks it was your first gutiar though
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