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SG Copy Neck/Body break
Ricks Answer to - SG Copy Neck/Body break
I recently bought a Vintage SC copy on E-Bay but when it arrived the joint where the neck
joins the body was cracked. It seems to be a clean break as there is no splintering in
the wood but, as you can see from the attached photos, the guitar is unusable at the moment.
I have taken the photos with the guitar tuned to concert pitch and with this amount of
pull on the neck, the strings are about half an inch above the fretboard. I know that we
are talking about a budget guitar here but it looks like a very nice instrument and I
think it would be a shame if I did not try to fix it.
Could you please let me know if it possible to repair this and, if so, how should I go
about it? I have very basic woodworking skills.
Thanks in advance,
Oh man what a break! This can be repaired but it is probably not worth what
it would cost to do it. First I would try to contact the shipping company
who delivered it to you. They should be responsible for this. If not, then I
would contact the person you got it from and be sure nothing happened before
it shipped if you can establish the facts.
If all else fails and you are stuck with it, then I would suggest get some gorilla glue and spead the
crack open just a little amount enough to fill the entire open crack with glue. Then clamp tightly
together so the glue squeezes out and the crack is very tight together. Let it set for about 48 hours.
Wipe off all the excess glue as much as you can get off while t is still wet.
I think it shopuld hold OK if properly glued. If a repairman does it then the cost would
probably be more than the guitar is worth. It's worth trying, and the only
loss at that point is the cost of the glue and your time. Be sure to take
the strings off so there is no tension on the neck when you glue it. Hope
it works for you.
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