Gluing a broken peghead

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Issue 224 August 28, 2014


Dan Erlewine's got a nasty broken peghead on a yard sale guitar.
He shows how to fix it, and shares his thinking on which glue to use and how he does a glue test. This is actually a double break needing two repairs at once.

This yard sale special is an old plywood guitar from the '30s. The braces and neck joint are loose, and the peghead was run over by a pickup truck!  

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Liquid hide glue: make sure it's fresh
  • Hardwood wedges for opening a crack
  • Using a file brush and X-Acto knife to line up the wood fibers
  • Tip: A suction cup forces glue into the crack

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