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. _________________ everything is not going to be alright
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.
Joined: 24 Dec 2006 Posts: 1474 Location: between rock & hardplace, N.J.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:52 pm Post subject:
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. _________________
Joined: 14 Aug 2006 Posts: 6003 Location: Carlsbad, Ca
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:54 pm Post subject:
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. _________________ They say great minds think alike....Sometimes we do too...
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.
Joined: 09 Dec 2008 Posts: 944 Location: Kaiser Wilhelm Kuntry
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:22 pm Post subject:
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. _________________ Obi Wan says: The Jundland Wastes are not to be traveled lightly.
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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. _________________ cogito ergo sum...thing or other...
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