All put together, then...

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  1. questionman

    questionman Senior Member

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    Got the 64 SG parts today after they were delayed 2+ weeks. Spent the day putting it together, getting it tuned up. Played a couple notes on it, set it down on the amp to go grab a strap and a pick and low and behold...this happened...

    My luck...of course.


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    Damn it...cant have one project this year go smooth...
     
  2. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

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    Yikes! :eek:

    Did it fall after you propped it against the amp or just happen from setting it down?
     
  3. questionman

    questionman Senior Member

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    Propped it on the amp, but when I walked away it wasnt going anywhere. Been leaning against the same amp for 45 minutes in the same spot I left it in before it broke and guess what, hasnt moved an inch.


    What would be the best way to fix this? Ive never done a headstock repair before, and Id rather not spend any extra money to get it fixed.
     
  4. michaelinokc

    michaelinokc Senior Member

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    questionman Senior Member

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    A slap in the head dont fix a broken headstock
     
  6. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    I wouldnt try my first head stock repair on a 64 sg (personally), i'd contact bcr greg and see what he would charge. Im sure even if you dont go with him his advice would be most useful. If you really want to atemp it yourself check out the varoius threads in the luthier section and absorb as much info about different breaks and methods to repair it. No two breaks are exactly alike, yours doesnt look to bad but just being that old would make me think of a pro repair vs my repair.
     
  7. Greco

    Greco Senior Member

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    :wow: Dude! That's just...:shock:

    I feel bad for you, but lesson leaned I guess. Get that sucker fixed up.
     
  8. questionman

    questionman Senior Member

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    There is a local luther here, mostly acoustics, but I know he would be able to help me out. Problem is we are moving pretty soon and money is very tight, so my budget for repairs is next to nothing
     
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    That is not where SG necks tend to break, in my experience. Is there any signs that the guitar had a repair of an old break? And do you know that it even fell?
     
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    xroadie_jim Senior Member

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    Dang, it popped the inlays out as well!!!!
     
  11. michaelinokc

    michaelinokc Senior Member

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    It might prevent it from happening next time.
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    :laugh2:

    Look again.:thumb:
     
  13. questionman

    questionman Senior Member

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    Well, the fix aint the prettiest, but it held I didnt lose much if any of the wood (some paint though) I used the same glue that I used to glue the stairs down in the basement, some super strong stuff. Headstock survived a few cold jam nights and a night in the car, although it hasnt warmed up much since.

    Sometime this spring I will go back and refinish the break, but I just do not have the time or the spot to do it right now.

    But damn people watch your headstocks...
     
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    I really hope you knew what you where doing, and that this wasn't your first headstock repair..
     
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    questionman Senior Member

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    It was my first repair of a guitar, but I am not a total slouch with some tools. I did refinish my basement in the last 3 houses I lived in. Once refinished, itll look new again under a coat of paint. Right now? Looks like crap. But hey, it held.
     

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