#1
I have an Epiphone SG-400 and a while back I picked up the case whilst it was undone and it dropped out on the floor.
The result of this is a large crack across the back of the neck.
Iv'e been thinking of trying to glue it bu i dont want to risk damaging the guitar.
Im playing a Gig at a birthday party in a few week and i really need to change the strings.
The only problem is im worried that the tension of the new strings will bend the neck forward at the break.

Do you think i am wise to string it without fixing it first or should i attempt to glue it...

Also can anyone tell me how to lower the action on my guitar?

thanks mike x
#2
how big of a crack, pictures help. It might not hurt it, but you should take it to a professional to try and fix it.
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#3
I wouldn't change the strings if I were you. I personally wouldn't risk it. Take it to your closest guitar tech and get it fixed up. To lower the action look at your guitar bridge and look at the saddles. See those little tiny allen wrench screws near the front of each saddle? Adjust those to raise/lower the action. Don't lower too much or you'll get a bad case of the fret buzz.
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dude if there's a crack in the neck you can't play it. get it fixed! why would this even be a question?????
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#5
My nearest guitar tech would charge me wayyy to much i might try to glue it and then string it?
#6
Ask him or her if you can, or if they'll tell you how to fix it.
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#7
Risk of trying to repair it yourself: giving your guitar ADD (automatic death disease)
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#8
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I wouldn't change the strings if I were you. I personally wouldn't risk it. Take it to your closest guitar tech and get it fixed up. To lower the action look at your guitar bridge and look at the saddles. See those little tiny allen wrench screws near the front of each saddle? Adjust those to raise/lower the action. Don't lower too much or you'll get a bad case of the fret buzz.

I don't think you can adjust the height of each individual saddle on an SG bridge.
#9
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dude if there's a crack in the neck you can't play it. get it fixed! why would this even be a question?????



depends how serious the crack actually is.

i would take it to a guitar tech. or if you really know what your doing (or your short on cash) you can try and do it yourself. if you take it to a tech tohught, it might not be back in time for the gig. for now, i reccomend dealing with the crappy strings, than get it fixed.
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#10
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My nearest guitar tech would charge me wayyy to much i might try to glue it and then string it?


If you're unsure whether you should fix it yourself i'd get it looked at by a pro personally.
Better to have it done right and have to pay a bit, rather than bodge the job and have to pay more!
#11
Remove strings, glue with Titebond wood glue (not Titebond II) clamp as tight as it will get. leave sit for the recommended time, probably a few days. sand off excess glue, string up and play.

This is what you should do if you don't have the money to take to a professional. If you do have the money then definitely give it to someone who knows what they're doing.
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#12
[quote="pr0pedestrian
This is what you should do if you don't have the money to take to a professional. If you do have the money then definitely give it to someone who knows what they're doing.[/QUOTE"]

I will ask him for his opinion
thanks