#1
My mums friend has given me an acoustic guitar she found with the neck snapped.
It's still joined on but the fret board is cracked in half,one piece of fretwire is missing and the set neck is cracked severly and is on about a 45 degree angle.I'm assuming that the truss rod is ****ed
So can it be fixed at all?
Or should I just do something cool with it?
Any ideas to do with it?
I'm probably going to salvage the tuner/bridge off it.
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#7
Quote by Just_Chaz
I did that to one of mine, made a clock out of it, here ill upload my pic.
what you think?


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#9
Quote by Just_Chaz
I did that to one of mine, made a clock out of it, here ill upload my pic.
what you think?


wow thats pretty f***n cool. im guessing thats the clock in the lower left corner?

oh and Ian, if you want to keep your guitar as a guitar, you might want to replace the whole neck, if thats even possible lol. if not, do something cool like this^^
#11
It's possible, depending on the guitar's exact construction. If it's a dovetail joint and the neck cracked behind the joint, adios. If it's a simple glue joint with dowels, you may be able to reset it. The missing fret is simple: put a fret in, crown it, level it. The truss rod may or may not be jacked, but if the neck is cracked in the way I'm thinking, you may be able to just put a new truss rod in.

Post pics, and we'll have a better idea.
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#12
I would have put some pics up last night but due to the heat our state was rotating electricity.
Now I can't get pics up until later tonight
So if your interested hang around this thread later on.
Until I get photos I will continue to draw with words.

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^The neck (from the top) looks like this^ with the strings being on the right.
Not sure if that helps.
And yes I like the idea of a rock o'clock.
The fretboard has a pretty clean cut so if I manage to get it off the neck I could probably re-use it and save my self re-fretting another fretboard.
I'm going to google some guitar repair sites,but if anyone has a good one,please share it here.
Thanks guys.

Edit:when I posted it the drawing got ****ed,but try and use ur imagination a bit.
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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
Last edited by Ian hawkins at Jan 30, 2009,
#14
you've inspired me. I have an old guitar that is far from salvagable, err that is to say the bridge is pulling the top layer off the wood. it could be saved, but the guitar is a complete piece of crap. now I want to turn it into a clock
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Turn it into a fishbowl.

I believe to do this the TS must have some sort of glass or plexiglass enclosure inside other wise the wood may just leak...
#16
Ok, time for the acoustic guy of these parts to ask the important acoustic questions.

Brand?
Solid or Laminate top?
Cracks on the body?
If you find the brand, model?
Approximate age?

Give me these stats, and then we'll decide if it's worth saving or if it's just firewood
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#17
guitar cam is right,yet again.
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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#18
Ok it's a monterey and I beleive that they are nice acoustics (my friend has an acoustic and it's pretty nice,whereas their electrics are )
I don't know what solid or laminate top is but I think it's solid.
Model number:MW 10IM.
Cannot really be very old.
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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#19
If it's a natural finish, look at the edges of the wood at the soundhole. If you can see layers, it's laminate, and not worth your time.

Also, I looked at their listings. I couldn't find that specific model number (probably discontinued), but none of the acostics seemed to be that expensive. For all of the work and time (and not to mention money) you would have to put into this, I would suggest just getting an acoustic that isn't broken if you want one.
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#20
ok it's laminate.
Rock o'clock here I come.
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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#21
Lol good luck!
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wow thats pretty f***n cool. im guessing thats the clock in the lower left corner?

oh and Ian, if you want to keep your guitar as a guitar, you might want to replace the whole neck, if thats even possible lol. if not, do something cool like this^^


lol yah yah, they original clock was in just the same state, found all the hippy crap i had, some old english relics my dad had lying around and then slapped it all together. then found a stack of babybel wax my dad had been stashing away for some perversely obsessive reason and made a candle out of it.
Am almost proud of it, i just darent move it in case is collapses.
#23
assuming it's an analog clock you want to turn it into, won't the ticking sound too loud and annoying?
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#24
Tincho has a point, so why not turn it into a huge acoustic metronome
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#25
Actually, if the thing is beat up enough, it will hardly amplify the ticking.

Oh, and if you put it in the soundhole, it will block it's own sound from coming out.
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plexi


i realize the longshot that is. little giant to humongous one.


Rest In Peace Stevie Ray
#26
I did try putting my MP3 player in there on full volume to see if it would amplify it.
It did a bit,but not very much really,so I don't think ticking will be a problem.
Seagulls,the chicken of the ocean.

Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.