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Non Tele Headstock Repair?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by iocari, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. iocari

    iocari TDPRI Member

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    Hi Folks i've bagged myself a Yamaha RBX270J from eBay for £16, it's needs a bit of work (Re-Fretting, New Electrics etc) nothing major apart from it looks like the previous owner has part drilled into the headstock
    any ideas on the best ways to repair this?
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  2. guitarbuilder

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    There are a number of ways and here are just a few ideas. I can think of more like turning down a black dot on a lathe, but I won't get into them :).

    Fill the hole and level sand with a wood putty, epoxy,or plastic wood type material. Use a sharpie to color the top black. You could also fill the hole with a dowel that fits, and glue it in and add some black super glue ( stew mac sells it) to the gaps and top. Level sand it all and maybe add some black super glue to the top of it, and finish with some clear superglue or drop fill some lacquer. Unless you prep and paint the whole surface, you may see telltale signs of the repair. I've taken ebony sawdust and mixed it with different materials like two part epoxy for things like that too. You could even put some filler in and top it off with black super glue that is slightly raised above the surface and then wet sand it back.

    It pretty much comes down to how fussy you want to get with it.
     
  3. oramac7891

    oramac7891 Friend of Leo's

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    Fill the hole with wood filler, tape sand smooth, put a cool decal or random little metal badge over the place. It will personalize it and also give you rationale to deface a guitar with a sticker or such ( not trying to hurt anyone's feeling, there are some people that don't enjoy stickers on guitars, if you one of these people, it will allow you to do something different.)
     
  4. joshwertheimer

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    If there are dots on the fingerboard, install a matching dot in that hole.
     
  5. Jack Wells

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    Just darken the hole with a permanent marker.
     
  6. SixShooter

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    How about filling the hole with ebony colored Timbermate putty?
     
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    This!

    Or just leave it alone... adds character!
     
  8. Bentley

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    drill all the way through and use it to hang it! :lol:
     
  9. alexlaguna29

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    Unleash the Sharpie!
     
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    Melt wax inside. Paraffin. THE WAX GIVES THE TONE.
     
  11. Bentley

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    With my experience, sharpie will look different. sharpie looks kinda odd on wood, and it won't match the finish. Nail polish might work, or craft paints.
     
  12. guitarbuilder

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    Got a lot of experience in that area eh?:)
     
  13. Bentley

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    hehehe...
     
  14. iocari

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    i've filled it today with a wood glue and fine sawdust mix gonna let it dry 24hrs and see how it looks after that.
     
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    Black marker isn't black....it's dark purple usually.
     
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    a cubic zirconia glued in?.... for that added sparkle onstage,,,;)
     
  17. Jack Wells

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    Too late now but if you had followed my earlier advice, you could have told people it was a 'tone divot'.

    Now that is a really good idea.
     
  18. R. Stratenstein

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    Some sort of inlay? Big dot?
     
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    I'd cut the end off, removing the problem. When unsure of a solution I always go with amputation.
     
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    That was my thinking too, til I got down to my last 3 fingers.
     
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