#1
I had a guitar broken by UPS. Any suggestions on what to do with it now?



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#2
insured?

If so, then File a claim. If not, I don't know.
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#3
was that a LP Special Faded?
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#4
Go postal?

You should... Bitch out UPS until they cave, if they don't cave just keep bitching.
#7
UPS already denied my claim..and I'm tired of them...I want to rebuild it...any suggestions?
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#8
Quote by walker-rose
was that a LP Special Faded?


No, it was a special natural.
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#9
You could call up Gibson and ask them about the warranty and all that, or get a professional to glue the neck back on... I know Gibson does that, fix up majorly screwed guitars and make them real nice and all that. Idk, check out their website.
#10
Quote by lieutfunaki
UPS already denied my claim..and I'm tired of them...I want to rebuild it...any suggestions?



UPS always denies your claim the 1st time. You have to file at least 2 times before they even look at it. I used to make neon signs. I shipped one UPS and they ran over it with a fork lift. When I said they damaged it they said it was due to improper packing. I'd talk to them again.

It shouldn't be too hard to glue the neck back on. I'd get a quote from a luthier, if it's too high then glue it on yourself. You just need a couple clamps and some tightbond.
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#11
That really is a bummer. If they deny your claims more I suggest gluing it back yourself.

How well does it fit? Do you have all the little pieces that chipped off or did any chip off?
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#13
Sue the mother****ers. And if you get more you could buy something else like a Marshall. Assuming you play blues so Marshall would do it.
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#14
I may glue it myself...it fits beautifully, and yes I have all the little pieces. I've glued necks before...and tightbond works wonders.

Yeah, UPS told me that the packaging was insufficient. But it's been sitting in my garage for a while now, and my roomie chucked the packaging before I could refile my claim.
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#15
As you can see in the pic, pieces of the body are still stuck to the neck, any suggestion of how to remove those without destroying things? I understand steam may be useful?
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#16
Why do you need to remove them? WHy not glue it as is, if it fits well?
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#17
Primarily because I'd like to refinish it. I figure glue lines will show...and the body had imperfections as it was. It'd be cleaner to refinish the body without the neck being involved in the picture...so...removing the pieces from the neck, refinishing it, and then regluing the neck seems like the best plan to me.
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#18
The glue lines will be visible regardless of if you take off the little wood peices or not.

Out of curiousity, how much did you pay for that guitar? It seems odd that a set neck would suddenly come unset because of mishandling on UPS' part.
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#19
Quote by Will_Minus
The glue lines will be visible regardless of if you take off the little wood peices or not.

Out of curiousity, how much did you pay for that guitar? It seems odd that a set neck would suddenly come unset because of mishandling on UPS' part.


I bought it for 450ish...I think, it was a while ago... I agree and it is possible that it was broken before. But, I will say that the box was nearly bent in half when I got it back...and had multiple holes in it. UPS did something pretty serious to it.


Regarding your glue lines comment. I plan to refinish it, as stated above...a solid color...and I'd prefer to do that without the neck in place. Meaning that, ideally, the pieces be taken off the neck, glued on the body, the body be stripped and refinished, and then the neck be reattached.
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#20
You can sell it on ebay,claiming that it's one of the guitars that Pete Townshend smashed,or:
You can glue it back together,it will probably be even stronger.
#21
Most set necks are finished with the neck attatched. When I say most, I mean damn near all.
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#22
Quote by Will_Minus
Most set necks are finished with the neck attatched. When I say most, I mean damn near all.



So that means he'll have to refinish the guitar?
#23
The threadstarter said that he'll be refinishing the guitar.
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#24
If you leave the little bits of the body on the neck and glue the neck on before finishing then it’s going to make it easier to get the neck to line up properly, but if you do want to take the off and do the body and neck separate then you are correct about the steam.
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#25
Sue UPS, get an amp with the money, and fglue ur neck back on.
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#26
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Sue UPS, get an amp with the money, and fglue ur neck back on.


Actually I'm REALLY happy with my current amp setup. I have the twin reverb...running my guitar through both channels at the same time with one running clean and the other running through a distortion pedal. The sound is dirty, and chrystal clear at the same time...so I'd rather make a custom Les Paul at the moment ;-)
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#27
Quote by Will_Minus
Most set necks are finished with the neck attatched. When I say most, I mean damn near all.



yeah...considering your comment and that of corduroy...I think I will glue it, and ensure that it is once more playable, and then mask it off and refinish it. I am just paranoyed that I am gonna mess up the finish on the neck, or overspray on it. And I'd like to leave the neck exactly as it is.
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#28
Quote by lieutfunaki
Actually I'm REALLY happy with my current amp setup. I have the twin reverb...running my guitar through both channels at the same time with one running clean and the other running through a distortion pedal. The sound is dirty, and chrystal clear at the same time...so I'd rather make a custom Les Paul at the moment ;-)


well u don't have to get an amp, just as long as u sue UPS and glue ur neck back on aswell.
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#29
All UPS shipments are instured for 100 bucks automatically so they owe you that at least. They accept the packaging when they accept the package. They are to give you the insured amount out of the package. File again b/c that is BS.
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This is what she is at the moment...this is what I'm thinking of making her into.
The neck humbucker will be wired to an extra switch that allows for isolation of one coil of the pickup...which will be wired out of phase with the bridge bucker...this way when the pickup selector is in the middle position, and the neck bucker is in "single-coil" mode, the guitar will produce a tiny weak sound that I use on my fender for intros.

Also, notice that a single volume control will be the only knob, and that one of the knob holes will be drilled slightly larger to accomodate a face-mounted 1/4" plug.

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#31
who shipped it to you? i'm sure they remember what it was.

and what's with the purple fretboard?
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