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Headstock repair :: Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat

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Headstock repair :: Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat

A Fender acoustic in with a broken headstock.  Part of the break follows the scarf joint and then on the bass side it goes vertical.  Fortunately it was a nice clean break and hinged on the overlay (ie still attached).

My glue of choice on a clean headstock break is hot hide glue.  It dries super hard and is not susceptible to creep like yellow or white glues.  Creep is when the glue joint slowly deforms under load.

Check out the video below for the repair and subscribe to my Youtube channel.

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Soundhole damage :: Blueridge BR-OM

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Soundhole damage :: Blueridge BR-OM

A dreadnought in for a setup last week for a grandmother's Christmas present to her grandson.  The soundhole edge had significant damage near the pickguard.  Most of the pieces were there but it wasn't going to result in a pretty repair.  A couple custom plexiglass cauls to flatten out the area along with a few clamps and hot hide glue for the fix.

Above is my camera rig for this day's daily video.  You can subscribe over at my Youtube channel to follow along.

Soundhole repair from the daily videos.

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2001 Taylor 310 :: bridge re-glue

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2001 Taylor 310 :: bridge re-glue

2001 Taylor 310 :: bridge re-glue

Early pre-dawn bridge re-glue on a Taylor 310 dreadnought.  I'm loving the moldable plastic pellets (InstaMorph) I picked up weeks ago for making custom clamping cauls.  The cauls are shown above on the outer wings, backed with plywood for rigidity and to keep the clamps from slipping.

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