#1
Hi all. I have a somewhat new Ibanez Artcore. The damn strap button on the back of the guitar is stripped and I am stumped as to how to fix it. I know on a solidbody guitar all you have to do is take a golf tee, drill to the diameter and put a new screw in and done. But I have no idea as to how to go about doing this on a hollow body. Plus the hole is through the bigsby vibrato?? Thoughts or suggestions anyone??
#2
the strap botton's held in the same way as on a solid body..
just get a couple toothpicks, stick them in the hole and screw it back in, breaking off the extra end of the toothpicks..you should be good
#3
Wood glue, tooth pics to fill the hole, carefully cut and sand flush. Then drill a new hole. A good website for repairs and supplies is Stewart Macdonald.
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#4
I just use toothpicks or kabob skewers to fix a stripped hole.

Does the button attach with a screw? if it does then there must be a block of wood on inside. just fix it like you would on a solid body guitar.
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#5
I actually tried the toothpick trick and it worked for a bit, but it is stripped again. There is a hole through the bigsby where the strap button goes. Do I have to take the bigsby off to correctly fix it. If I take the bridge pickup off can I get my hand in there to wedge a block of wood to screw into?? Its a hollowbody so there is no block of wood, just the 1/8th inch wood of the guitar.
#6
Will a larger diameter screw fit through the hole in the Bigsby? I'd try a coarser thread or a larger diameter screw along with the toothpick trick. Good luck.