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Old 05.07.2011, 19:31
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Wanted: Help with guitar repair - advice or assistance

Hi there,

I recently got a guitar for my daughter off a fleamarket. She's been looking for one for quite a while (she actually plays the piano). It seems to be in quite a good condition. The strings are a bit rusty, but my daughter bought a new set. The one thing that needs to be fixed is that the bridge is coming off the body. She was going to stick it back on with some Cementit glue, but that's probably not a great solution. Apparently, you should take off the entire bridge, take of the old glue and then stick it back on.

I was wondering if anybody does this sort of handy work without it costing me a fortune or in exchange for a bottle of wine.

Thanks for looking, have a nice evening
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Old 05.07.2011, 19:36
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Re: Wanted: Help for guitar

I'm guessing this is an acoustic guitar? White glue is plenty good and what a lot of guitar builders use. Plain old white glue.

Hopefully someone will chime in an offer to do it (if I was closer I would); but if you get impatient don't just slap it back on and hope for the best. The position of the bridge is quite critical and will dictate the intonation of the guitar. If it's off just a couple of millimeters you could have something that is out of tune on every note.
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Re: Wanted: Help for guitar

I forgot to mention it was acoustic

Thing is, not the entire bridge has come off, just half of it. So it's still sort of attached to the guitar. Do you think it would be safe to glue that bit on?

Thanks Mud!
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Old 05.07.2011, 20:55
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White wood glue, and a clamp (or three), is what you need.

If you bring it to Lugano, I'll do it!

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