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 Post subject: Re: superglued headstock
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:05 am 
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You might excise the embossed serial number with an exacto knife and inlay it into the new backstrap. It's not in a stressed location.


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 Post subject: Re: superglued headstock
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:47 am 
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Conor - if it's yours and not a clients, do what you like to make it cool. Experiment, or just find a way to show off. It's not like you're ruining an old Martin or Gibson. Then..... play the heck out of it!

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 Post subject: Re: superglued headstock
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:04 pm 
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A customer brought something similar to me. An old ovation with a gorilla glued neck. Just glopped all over the poor thing. It was just not worth it to even try to get it apart.

I stripped the parts and was going to chuck it, but wife said she wanted to make something out of it. So it sat in the garage for three years until I finally got rid of it and a few others she was going to make into something.

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 Post subject: Re: superglued headstock
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:02 am 
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Well, a little over a year later and I've finished although not without adventures.

My backstrap came out way too far. The mahogany is a pretty different color, I bought some African assuming a cheap guitar like this would probably have been the same, but the original neck was much redder. I took way too much off the face, and ended up having to take the fret board off to correct that. But I'm pretty happy with a first attempt. I learned a ton.


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 Post subject: Re: superglued headstock
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:01 am 
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What a gorgeous repair! A treat to look at. You done good!

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 Post subject: Re: superglued headstock
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:09 am 
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Nice job!

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 Post subject: Re: superglued headstock
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Two big thumbs up from me!

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