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Author Topic: I broke my guitar :(  (Read 2150 times)

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Offline Laura

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2014, 08:30:46 AM »
Well, possibly even rarer - this is Irish wood glue!

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 08:39:09 AM »
You must lead an exciting life Slack!

Ha!  Just a long time woodworker.

Yes Laura, Irish glue - even better! ;)

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2014, 09:01:52 AM »
I used the same stuff making cigar box guitars so its a UK glue as well :-)

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2014, 09:28:58 AM »
Good on you for having the fortitude to have a go at fixing your guitar yourself, Laura.  I'm sorry it was necessary and hope that all pans out for the good.  I realize I'm preaching to the choir at this point, but whenever I see students lean their guitars vertically while doing something else, I always ask them not to do that.  I'd always set it flat on the floor--you may step on it, but at least it can't fall over.
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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2014, 09:52:04 AM »
I'm sure that it will work just fine, Laura. Given the nature of the break, it shouldn't affect the playability.

In addition to floor stands and keeping it in the case, you can always hang it on the wall--just don't shake it and break it first--you've already had enough of that.  :P

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2014, 08:01:53 PM »
As an amateur luthier, I can say that these breaks are probably the easiest to repair well. As long as you have a good gluing surface like that, it should hold up well. Best wishes!
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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2014, 08:10:13 AM »
Good going there Laura. Don't feel bad, no guitar player gets away unscathed! As far as cracked headstocks from whiplash in the case goes...SOCKS! Hey you probably need a few pairs wherever you're going, I've found balled up socks under around and on top of the headstock works wonders. I've had plenty of cracks from flying my guitars but never a cracked headstock. Just out of curiosity, what kind of guitar is it?
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Offline Laura

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2014, 10:24:25 AM »
Thanks again, all.  I'm going to leave it clamped a few more days then re-string.  I suppose that will be the test - if it's gonna snap it'll happen then.
I am going to buy a stand for sure.  I used to have a couple of those Hercules hanger things and they were great - never had an excuse to leave a guitar lying around.  My current landlord doesn't want me drilling his walls though - and who can blame him!
Phil, this is the Tanglewood.  Would you like to buy it? -very cheap :P  I have my eye on something right now...

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2014, 03:32:26 PM »
This came in today with my daily Stew-Mac e-mail advert:

http://www.stewmac.com/npa/7012?utm_source=NPA&utm_medium=email&utm_content=hero_learnmoregrph&utm_campaign=NPA_7012_C_20140328

As an FYI--I've never used the stuff.

Offline bnemerov

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2014, 01:08:40 PM »
Hi Laura,

That Irish glue ain't gonna get any drier....strung up the guitar yet?

best,
bruce

Offline Laura

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2014, 01:14:55 PM »
Ohhh!!! Sorry, Bruce. forgot to update :)

It's GREAT! I put some strings on it on Friday. Was a little nervous stringing it up but it went smoothly, nothing snapped, no bits came off.
I let it settle then the next morning went straight at it with fingerpicks and a mean Gary Davis tune and it was completely fine.  I am very happy.

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2014, 01:16:58 PM »
Way to go, kid!
We all knew you could do it.
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Offline Laura

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2014, 01:20:24 PM »
Thanks :) Really, I wouldn't have even considered trying to fix it myself.  WC once again proves a fantastic resource!  I just hope I don't need to use Stuarts "De-glue goo" anytime soon...

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2014, 02:09:01 PM »
Congrats Laura!  Nothing more satisfying than a little do-it-yourself repair!

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Re: I broke my guitar :(
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2014, 04:03:49 PM »
Glad to hear that the repair worked. The link to Stew-Mac was nothing more than an FYI--no subtext intended. I hadn't seen it mentioned associated with guitar repair before, so when the blurb came in, I figured that this was as good a thread as any to post to.

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