#1
Okay, so today, i was walking home from school, and i noticed something guitar shaped in a black trashbag, i opened it, and inside there was a fender acoustic guitar, it looks vintage but im not sure if it is or isnt, anyways, the reason they threw it away is because the headstock came off, and half of the fretboard was unglued, and it seems that they tried to glue it with gorilla glue, they also gorilla glued a nut with a part of a popsickle stick. anyways, should i restore it and keep it? or throw it away?


and because i know that you guys want pics, i took a couple:


















should i do it?
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#2
E-gads what happened? This is a crime! Yeah try your best to restore it It couldn't hurt it.
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#3
i cant tell from the pictures, but if the metal bar in the guitar neck (the truss rod) isn't damaged you should be able to glue the headstock back on. now, doing this can be tricky, and for the love of god don't use gorilla glue.

if you have no experience with carpentry or lutherie the fix might be a little tough just because clamping the head will require some finesse, but most of the other things are just time-consuming pains in the ass.

overall, if you really feel confident (like, you know exactly what you're gonna do and how) totally go for it, if you **** up its not like you wasted hundreds of dollars. If you aren't so sure, trash it or give it to someone who feels like they might be able to fix it.
#4
thats an uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly glue job...

any info on the model/woods?

..if its just a laminate top/back/sides, low-end model, I'd say its probably not worth it...

edit: and it looks like the truss rod's broken... thats not good...
#5
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thats an uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly glue job...

any info on the model/woods?

..if its just a laminate top/back/sides, low-end model, I'd say its probably not worth it...

edit: and it looks like the truss rod's broken... thats not good...



its a left handed guitar, the piece of paper in the inside is missing, so u dunno. it looks like a vintage, possible late 80's/ early 90's.

and its not a laminate top/sides/bottom, and the truss rod isnt broken
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#6
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its a left handed guitar, the piece of paper in the inside is missing, so u dunno. it looks like a vintage, possible late 80's/ early 90's.

hmm... sorry, cant really help with identifying D:
with a serial number or something, it'd be easier, but unless someone with a good knowledge of old-ish fender acoustics comes along, it might just have to be a google mission

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and its not a laminate top/sides/bottom, and the truss rod isnt broken


oh, sweet, then.

I thought the truss rod went further towards the first fret than it does. that shows you how much I know about acoustics, though

go for it, then, if you feel confident enough to do it. like I said, though.. I really dont know much (anything) about fixing acoustics...
#7
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its a left handed guitar, the piece of paper in the inside is missing, so u dunno. it looks like a vintage, possible late 80's/ early 90's.

and its not a laminate top/sides/bottom, and the truss rod isnt broken

Umm....how do you know?

Sorry, but here comes the inner A&C junkie in me.

It's a Fender acoustic. Fender makes great electrics, but their acoustics? Well, they really aren't all that whippy. Now, given, this would be just a free guitar, but still.....it won't be a very GOOD free guitar....

Just my 2 cents. By all means, fix it up, and if you don't like the way it plays, sounds, etc., have fun with it and hit it against a brick wall or something
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#8
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Umm....how do you know?



i know because there is a small chip in the front, and its not laminate, it is the actual wood :]
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#9
I'd say fix it up. I think it's worth it. Worst case scenario, you have a beater guitar.
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#10
does anyone know how to remove a fretboard without damaging the fretboard so i can put it back on?

thanks
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