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Garbage picked Epiphone 6832--can be saved tell me a little about this gee-tar...

#21 User is offline   Aoresteen 

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:54 PM

Well, disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!

Around Oct 12th, a few days before leaving on an overseas trip, I noticed that the action on my 6832 was way high and the strings were detuned. Something had popped. Ugh! I further loosened the 6832's strings and put it in the case until I returned.

Yesterday I drove to Jackson GA and dropped the guitar off at Tom Dodson's shop. Tom sent me a few photos today and it is not good.

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The neck block has a huge crack in it.

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Since it's a 1971ish guitar, it is 49 years old and this is a known problem area. Not sure exactly what caused the wood to crack and give way - maybe just age and not the best QA at the Epi factory back then.


All is not lost!! Tom says he can fix it. He has already started:

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And:

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I am sure if anyone can fix my 6832, Tom can (again)!!



I'll keep everyone posted.

This post has been edited by Aoresteen: 09 November 2018 - 01:00 PM

Tony
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#22 User is offline   Aoresteen 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:38 PM

Great news! Tom texted me and my 6832 is all fixed!!! I will try to get it tomorrow or Friday.
Tony
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