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had an incident recently...any idea if this is fixable?
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If it is it will be a fair bit of work to say the least. If the guitar is worth over £500 it might be worth it, but for below that youre probably looking at a new guitar. Nasty. :-(
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how does it sound with the split? id still play it.
Yes, it can be fixed.
Have a look here for the process:
Expect it to costs a few hundred quid by an experienced repairer.
If it isn't a precious/expensive guitar and it doesn't need to be done immediately (and you don't mind taking a chance) then I'm studying acoustic guitar building and repair at LondonMet for the next 3 years.
Next year I need a few project guitars to practice repairs on- this would be perfect.
I wouldn't charge anything as I'd be learning how to do it but I can't guarantee that it would be perfect.
I am studying with an extremely knowledgeable group of luthiers and we are supervised throughout the work.
You'd need to take off the string tension (detune it most of the way) and store it in a hard case until we cover the repair section of the degree so it wouldn't be immediately.
Let me know what you think- PM might be appropriate.
I don't think it's that bad. It looks like a solid-wood side, which is much easier to fix than ply, and also means it's a better quality guitar so definitely worth it. I can't give an exact idea since I don't do this kind of work any more, but if you wanted it fixed structurally but not invisibly, it *might* be under a hundred pounds. It depends on how cleanly the wood goes back together and whether any patching needs to be done. If patching and refinishing are needed, a lot more.
I would get it done immediately - if the wood starts to change shape (which it may well, with the strength of the 'box' between the top and back removed) then it will be much harder to get it to go back together correctly.
Last edited by ICBM; 13th November 2012 at 03:43 PM.
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yeah, all depends if it can be pushed back together reasonably well. if so its an easy fix and could even be done with no real finish work needed
i would consider adding some extra side reinforcement on the inside once fixed - like this
Last edited by WezV; 14th November 2012 at 08:07 PM.