#1
So, I have an old Epiphone SG from when I started learning how to play but about a year ago or so my roommate broke the input jack. Not as in a simple wiring kind of break, but a full on hit it and broke the wood holding it in the guitar. Now there's a pretty gaping hole where the input jack used to sit. It still works electronically, but you have to plug the cable into the loose input jack that just dangles out the guitar.

Its not my main guitar and I haven't played it since I bought a Tele, but I would like to fix it and do some work on the guitar. How would I go about fixing this gaping hole? What are your guys' suggestions?

Thanks
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#2
did you write that in a different font? it looks weird....

anyways,find some titebond original or epoxy and glue the wood back on (use plenty of clamps, may need slight refinishing in that area too, or maybe the whole guitar depending on how big/severe the break is.
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#3
pics? it would help
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#4
Pics please.


I'd probably attach a metal plate for the jack.
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#5
Remove wiring and jack, plug hole with wood of same type as body (cut several narrow wedges and tap them in), remove excess and sand flush, secure with epoxy with colloidal silica, leave for about a day just to be on the safe side, redrill hole for jack, refinish body or get a plastic covering to fit over the area (with hole for jack, match pick guard), predrill holes for screws and screw in, reconnect wiring and reaffix jack.
Last edited by jfreyvogel at Sep 30, 2009,
#6
Quote by jfreyvogel
Remove wiring and jack, plug hole with wood of same type as body (cut several narrow wedges and tap them in), remove excess and sand flush, secure with epoxy with colloidal silica, leave for about a day just to be on the safe side, redrill hole for jack, refinish body or get a plastic covering to fit over the area (with hole for jack, match pick guard), predrill holes for screws and screw in, reconnect wiring and reaffix jack.
Yeah, that sounds good.


... or just enlarge the hole and use something like this:

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#7
I think this would look better on an SG than strat style, but again, this depends on the severity of the break

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#8
I had never thought of using a Strat style input jack, that might just be a great idea. I think I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
Gear:
Fender StandardTelecaster
Fender Standard Precision Bass
1975 Fender Vibro Champ
Danelectro FabTone
BOSS DD-6
EHX Nano Clone
Dunlop Crybaby