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Fastening a torn apart bridge

Jens Erik

Member
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Hello, fellow guitarists,

I am teaching music at a lower secondary school, and some unknown pupils have "granted" me a guitar, torn-apart from its bridge (picture).

I have been searching the web for information on how to fix such a problem, but I haven't found a case as extreme as this.

I've tried a variant of Epoxy, but it didn't resist the pressure of the strings, and I've thought about hide glue as an alternative, but I don't know if it will do it in such a rough case.

Does anybody have any advice? I will surely appreciate it =)

Jens Erik

 

Oldschool59

Member
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1,820
Hi Jens,

Welcome to TGP. I'm no luthier, but for problems like these, it is important to «prepare» both surfaces, by removing any adherent, glue, etc. Stewmac provide good tutorial here:


I also suggest you move this to the appropriate forum, the luthier section. Good luck!
 

Jens Erik

Member
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2
Thank you for the warm welcome and good advice! And yes; I should have postet this in the luthier section, but how do I do that? =)

Jens Erik
 

Chris Pile

Senior Member
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510
Hide glue is a traditional luthiers glue going back to Antonio Stradivari and the rest of the guys in Cremona, Italy.
Epoxy will creep. Not recommended.
 

Oldschool59

Member
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1,820
Thank you for the warm welcome and good advice! And yes; I should have postet this in the luthier section, but how do I do that? =)

Jens Erik
No sweat, Jens, my pleasure. Chris Pile makes a very good point with respect to the glue. Epoxy is not recommended. A hide glue repair will simply not fail at the same spot again: it's that solid.

As to how to move your post to the appropriate forum, ask one of the mods for assistance, they will surely help.

Cheers.
 




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