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Author Topic: ...an exercise in guitar repair...  (Read 1524 times)
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...just looking for clues...

« on: September 03, 2013, 06:58:39 PM »

A guest at our international hostel opened his guitar case, only to find that his axe had literally broken in half where the neck joins the body. The instrument is hand-made, and a very unusual design, so we got busy and executed a repair for him in our little utility room. "Weldbond" glue was selected, and a large adjustable clamp deployed.
After three days clamped, and two more days to let the glue cure, we set up the guitar with medium guage bronze-wound acoustic strings (.013 - .056), and tuned it to pitch.

After a week in service, it's still holding together, and sounding good!

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 01:17:05 PM »

He was very fortunate that you were there!

The older I get the better I was!
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 08:42:40 PM »

Some serious work there trooper!

It looks lake that workbench could tell a few stories Smiley

If you have a poem, I have a tune, and we exchange these, we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
- Will
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