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 Post subject: Repairing guitar
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:27 am 
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http://s1144.photobucket.com/albums/o48 ... ?start=all

Test: I am seeing if I did this right. This is the back of my disfigured headstock


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing guitar
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:33 am 
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well obviously way to small of an image. My eyes are hurting from all this computer stuff. I will try later.


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing guitar
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:49 am 
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It enlarges twice if you click on picture,works fine. Nasty break,is that screws on the bass side of neck near the break?

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing guitar
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:17 pm 
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Almost there Crispy....just tighten that bolt and jiggle the red wire for me....

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing guitar
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:17 am 
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That looks like it was a nasty break but with a little work and time it will look great. Will need to check out the hole diameters to make certain the tuners fit snug as it looks like they may have been reamed out to make a larger diameter hole for the replacement tuners that were installed.The small screw holes can be filled with the sawdust that remains after you sand it down if you choose to smooth out the headstock finish and around the repair area. The sawdust will match the original wood color and blend in very well to fill and cover those screw holes. This one is worth the work needed I think. Thanks for the pics. :up:

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing guitar
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I have added a few more pictures of the 2244 super rock. I think the tuners that I removed were the originals. I want to fill in the exposed wood with a filler of some sort, feathering out the blemishes best I can. Then prepare for paint. What methods would work best? I am not looking for a masterpiece, just trying to make er' look presentable.

I am going to buy new tuners so I will have to oversize the holes and fill in the old screw holes. Good idea on the sawdust. Another guy said to use toothpicks?

As far as the grounding out the bridge, I would like to ask what the best way would be there. One idea was to pull out one of the mounts and get a ground wire into that area, so when I thread in the bolt it will make contact.
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 Post subject: Re: Repairing guitar
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:48 pm 
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crispycritter wrote:
As far as the grounding out the bridge, I would like to ask what the best way would be there. One idea was to pull out one of the mounts and get a ground wire into that area, so when I thread in the bolt it will make contact.
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Yup - remove a bridge stud by dropping a small nut or something similar into the stud and then tighten down on the bolt. The nut you dropped in will force the stud to release up and out. You can put in some extra wire and pull it up and out of the stud hole and then solder it to the stud then trimming the excess wire from the control cavity side - or simply lay the wire in and make sure the bridge studs make contact with it.

I've used round toothpicks many times to fill tuner screw holes. For best results I'd go down to bare wood on back of the headstock and sand, heat or scrape as much of the paint anf finish away from the neck repair as you can then rattle can some gloss and a clear coat of your choice.


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