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Gluing a broken peghead

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.
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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!  

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkLiquid hide glue: make sure it's fresh
  • checkmarkHardwood wedges for opening a crack
  • checkmarkUsing a file brush and X-Acto knife to line up the wood fibers
  • checkmarkTip: A suction cup forces glue into the crack

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