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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Danomo, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Danomo

    Danomo Tele-Holic

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    Gautfrid Banned

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    An almost invisible repair...
     
  3. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Good $49 body and electrics. Not such a great neck, but a deal at $49. You're going to change out the pups anyway, aren't you? Just don't go to the same tech as did the neck repair!
     
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    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Great deal for $ 49 but when did they start making s'mores glue :lol:
     
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    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    It'll buff out.
     
  6. christhee68

    christhee68 Friend of Leo's

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    It's purely cosmetic. The crack doesn't go all the way through. It's just in the finish. Stays in tune perfectly. Plays like butter.
     
  7. allen082

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    Who uses spray foam to fix a guitar neck?
     
  8. Kennedycaster

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    Now would be a good time for a little friendly advice about wood repair.......

    NEVER USE GORILLA GLUE ON ANYTHING.......EVER!

    Titebond is the way to go. What would have been a pretty straight forward repair will now be a time consuming nightmare. All the old glue must be removed & Gorilla glue swells the wood grain, so even after it's cleaned off, the two pieces won't fit together properly.

    That being said, I'd pay $49 for that mess. You could make a few bucks in parts anyway.....


    Bob
     
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    jipp Friend of Leo's

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    heh worse choice for glue for many reasons.. one is it adds water to the joint before it even expands.. hhe.
    chris.
     
  10. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    I've seen a few Asian Lesters with busted necks. Seems to be a 50/50 split pardon the pun between headstock breaks and neck joint breaks.

    We have two horizontal mortisers in our workshop. When it's not so cold out there I'm going to make a Les Paul jig for the mortiser.

    It's a relatively intrusive process to clean out the neck pocket but it's like new when it's done. Only difficulty is finding a replacement neck...

    Which brings us to another back burner project: Converting bolt on necks to long tenon set necks. Not as difficult as it seems! Done right it's stronger than the original Asian neck. Drop one of those on the floor. It will break the floor.

    I engineered a modified set neck that's almost as strong as a neck- through.

    It all evolved from a simple concept: I don't like bound fingerboards with big inlays. Unbound rosewood is o.k. and I prefer dots.
     
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