SG repair question

crossbones

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Hi,

I have a couple late 60's SG specials that are in disrepair.
One of them was used pretty hard for a long time and has had the neck and headstock put back on more than once.
They are in bad shape, but playable.
One of the big problems is the split in the body behind the output jack.
I am planning on sanding them down and doing some cosmetic repairs.

What is the best way to repair and fill the big split?

Thanks.
 

corn husk bag

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Hi,

I have a couple late 60's SG specials that are in disrepair.
One of them was used pretty hard for a long time and has had the neck and headstock put back on more than once.
They are in bad shape, but playable.
One of the big problems is the split in the body behind the output jack.
I am planning on sanding them down and doing some cosmetic repairs.

What is the best way to repair and fill the big split?

Thanks.
If you can send a few pictures, then ones can chime in with some good tips.

Steve
 

Ronsonic

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That's not an unusual problem with those. In fact I have an early 70's Junior in post-punk condition and it has the same crack*. On mine there was almost no gap so it was just a matter of stretching it a tiny bit, working Titebond Original, into the crack and clamping it. If that crack is open check your humidity and see if it closes any.


* This one is also routed for a humbucker in the bridge and chiseled and hacked** for a P-90 in the neck.

** But really, my advice is good, I've learned a lot*** since then.

*** This guitar got my first grown-up fret job and a brass nut.
 




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