Something to cover a strap button hole?

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  1. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    On my PGK 58 Doublecut jr build I put the strap button on the back under the neck joint like the originals. Not realizing that the DC jr was similar to an SG in neck positioning. A little neck dive and a long reach. Is there some place I can get a medallion or something to cover the screw hole so I can relocate the strap button to the upper bout? Any serious suggestions would be welcome.
     
  2. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Ive seen fretboard dots used to cover small holes before
     
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    TheHarleyMan2 Senior Member

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    If you have a woodcraft place near you or any hobby shop, see if you can find a dowel about the same hole size in the type of wood the guitar is made out of.
     
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  4. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    If I was A Harley Man , I could put a Harley medalion on it. There are alot available. But alas, I'm not. So it would be a fake act.
    Not ready to start refinishng the back of the guitar, Just finished it. A marker dot may work.
     
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    The Ballzz Senior Member

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    What color and type of finish? A pic of the area in question wouldn't hurt!
    Just Sayin'
    Gene
     
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    kiko Senior Member

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    I second the dowel suggestion, then paint it over with paint or marker.
     
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    You could also just leave a strap button there. Doesn't look out of place unless you think too hard about there being two of them.
     
  8. LeftyF2003

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    I fill those with Plastic Wood and use matching paint from a hobby shop. Depending on the finish you can also drop fill with colored lacquer.
     
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    moreles Senior Member

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    Yes on the wood filler. Easy. Also easy is epoxy colored to match the wood. Also easy is the dowel routine. The easiest, best way depends on the nature of the hole, and w/o pix, who knows.
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Red Sharpie and a ninja like touch can be MAGIC on Gibson Cherry Red..
     
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  12. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    The guitar is my avatar. It's a recent build. No wood putty, dowling or color matching here. I'd rather have a hole then do that. A Tort dot could be cool. If I can figure out how to do that.
     
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    Heavy duty hollow punch tool,

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    Thick tort guitar pick.
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  14. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    Yea, that would work.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Or from a piece of the pickguard material if you have any left around.
     
  16. Leña_Costoso

    Leña_Costoso Senior Member

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    Dunno how it would work on your application but, I have an ES-333 that I added a Bigsby to. The stop bar bushings remained. Ended up goin' on "that great auction site" and finding some nice engraved buttons. WTF? yah just some solid nickel buttons. Epoxied to a dowel that fit into the bushings fairly snug and that was that. Removable later if need be, and the little engraved tops actually look pretty good.

    Again... dunno about your circumstance, but don't be afriad to think outside the box.

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  17. Al Walker

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    I was looking out side the box. Buttons? How did you find them? I'm still looking. Moved the strap button and put in a stainless screw with an upholstery washer temporarily. Still looking.
     
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    Band sticker.
     
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    Searched nickel buttons....
     
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