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If you think that is what I meant perhaps you should work on reading comprehension, context, and content.  Critical thinking and concept adaptation would probably help too. rct

Back to the OP.  I think I've decided to take my guitar in to work (a machine shop) some time and figure some way to drill, screw or clamp it. Might as well make it a project.  

On 1/22/2021 at 6:07 PM, Sgt. Pepper said:

Gigging a crappy guitar is the new gigging a killer vintage guitar.

When I'm at home I only look at my D-41, it wasn't meant to be played. Its to fancy.

My favoriter bit from "This is Spinal Tap" is still:

Nigel: "Well, don't POINT, even - it can never be played, ever." 

Interviewer: "Can I just see..." 

Nigel: "No, you've seen enough of that one." 

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33 minutes ago, Pinch said:

My favoriter bit from "This is Spinal Tap" is still:

Nigel: "Well, don't POINT, even - it can never be played, ever." 

Interviewer: "Can I just see..." 

Nigel: "No, you've seen enough of that one." 

It's still got the old tagger on it.

 I saw that movie as a sneak preview. Still one of the best Mockumentary's ever.

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On 1/22/2021 at 12:06 PM, merciful-evans said:

This February it'll be 51 years of me playing. 

I've not known anyone lose a guitar at a gig either, but I known someone who lost his at a rehearsal. Good job he was insured. 

When I play gigs, I hire one of my buddies for $100 to sit next to my equipment during the gig, and make sure my geetars are in tune.  If he has to use the bathroom he will let me know..... No drinking boo's of any kind. And finally help make sure all my equipment is packed into the Uhaul... Small fee to pay for reassurance 

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Back to the OP. [biggrin]

I think I've decided to take my guitar in to work (a machine shop) some time and figure some way to drill, screw or clamp it. Might as well make it a project.

 

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If you liked the Studio you should contact Gibson & get a referral to one of their Gold Star, or whatever they call them now, Luthiers & have it repaired..   Ask to see some of their Work & refererences of people who had their Guitars Repairedby them if possible... 

If you really like the Guitar you might consider having Gibson repair it or have a new Neck installed by them.. Pricey but it’ll be right & they'll back up their work..

Meanwhile buy another Guitar.. If you’re a working Musician, in normal times, you need at least a couple back ups.. I have at least 2 of my most played Guitars because you never know what can happen...

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On 2/6/2021 at 12:51 AM, saturn said:

Back to the OP. [biggrin]

I think I've decided to take my guitar in to work (a machine shop) some time and figure some way to drill, screw or clamp it. Might as well make it a project.

 


That's good news, Jay. 
Should be fun. 

Keep us updated, sir. 

🙂

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On 2/6/2021 at 1:51 AM, saturn said:

Back to the OP. [biggrin]

I think I've decided to take my guitar in to work (a machine shop) some time and figure some way to drill, screw or clamp it. Might as well make it a project.

 

Please tell us how that eventually works out for you. When my heater goes out. I don't call a plumber. I call the right guy for the right job.

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On January 25, 2021 at 3:47 PM, duane v said:

My daughter took my JL  Epihone Revolution Casino to school to show her band teacher, and instead of putting back in the case right away she leaned it up against a chair and she accidently knocked it over and the headstock cracked. 

$800 later for a profession fix and five years later no issues and you cant even tell it was ever cracked

Did you get mad at her?

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4 hours ago, saturn said:

Yeah. I was just thinking out loud. Probably wouldn't do something like that.  

Another cheap thought that may be easier for you to do  in the shop. Glue it up and use two screws to clamp it together. Try to put the screws through the thickest part of each piece. After it has dried remove the screws and drill a 3/8" to 1/2" hole where the screws were. Get a piece of hardwood dowel rod and glue in the drilled holes, snug but not tight. Trim them flush after drying. I think it would add a little extra strength than just gluing and screws. Not as strong as splines but same concept and easier!

Of course a pro would be ideal. 

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