Mario Cardenas
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Some advice on glues for a large break?
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Ok, i'm a hide glue and cianoacrylate guy. Use them all the time with the best results. But i think neither of these would make a good glue in this case cause its a large (haha) break and don't think…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Pollock Nov 29, 2014.

Severed Head!
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Hey Folks!Any thoughts on this? I've repaired a break like this before without any reinforcement, but it was a repair on a nylon string guitar. I called my customer to check it's still glued. It…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mario Cardenas Sep 8, 2014.

What do you do when a neck has a backbow even with the rod loose all the way?
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I happen to have to Fender Necks with a backbow even with the rod totally loose. One's a strat, the other a mustang. Strat's reativelly new and the other is from the sixties. What both have in comon…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mario Cardenas Jun 14, 2014.

Pelham Blue
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Hello Guys! i'm new here and couldn't find anything on the topic.I'm supposed to finish an old Gibson SG (it has been refinished before) and the owner wants a pelham blue finish.We don't have ReRanch…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mario Cardenas Sep 7, 2014.


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Broken Telecaster Repair

Several months ago i received this American Vintage Telecaster broken in two pieces and with other cracks along the grain. 

A lot of guys from the group helped with ideas on how to proceed. I'd like to show the method i chose to perform the repair. I hope this could be of use. I'm open to any questions or comments.

Here you can see a very clean separation. I'm a hide glue guy, but I chose Titebond Original for this one since i was afraid i wasn't gonna be fast…


Posted on July 7, 2015 at 11:00pm

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