#1
So I got this guitar for free


Jamming around and whatnot. Then I realized this.

So I didn't flip cause I think it's fixable. I'm just not positive how to. So that's where you guys come in. Please give me some guidance on how to repair this flaw.

More pics


Sorry for the big pics.
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#2
duct tape?

perhaps a glue stick!
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#3
Glue and gently clamp it. Leave for a day or two.
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#4
Quote by binjajer
Glue and gently clamp it. Leave for a day or two.

What kind of glue?
Because the back is plastic so would regular wood glue work?
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#5
Quote by shredforbread33
What kind of glue?
Because the back is plastic so would regular wood glue work?

No, use hide glue. You can buy hide glue in liquid form at most hardware stores (comes in a brown bottle). Obviously, take the strings off first. Make sure you give it enough time to setup.
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#6
go to the local hardware store and buy a product called "Titebond 2". It's a really really good wood glue and only cost a couple of bucks, also you will need a clamp big enough to hold the front and back of the guitar together. Put some titebond in the gap and place some fabric on the clamp (so it dosen't scratch you axe) and clamp it shut. Let it sit for at least 18 hours just to make sure the glue cured and it should be ok.
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#7
Quote by ValoRhoads
go to the local hardware store and buy a product called "Titebond 2". It's a really really good wood glue and only cost a couple of bucks, also you will need a clamp big enough to hold the front and back of the guitar together. Put some titebond in the gap and place some fabric on the clamp (so it dosen't scratch you axe) and clamp it shut. Let it sit for at least 18 hours just to make sure the glue cured and it should be ok.

No, buy hide glue. Hide glue is preferred for structural repair work because it's strong enough to hold a guitar top down, and still able to be repaired if need be at a later point. You want "Titebond Liquid Hide Wood Glue." The bottle looks like this:
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#8
Wood glue will work well, but basically ^^ what he said. You must excuse me, I had a drink or two last night and I'm quite hung over.
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I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



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#9
Quote by binjajer
Wood glue will work well, but basically ^^ what he said. You must excuse me, I had a drink or two last night and I'm quite hung over.

Same here. Unfortunately, I stayed up all night, so I felt the hangover creeping up on me this whole time. Ugh. Terrible feeling.

Glass of milk and a glass of water helps.
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#10
Quote by Chad48309
Same here. Unfortunately, I stayed up all night, so I felt the hangover creeping up on me this whole time. Ugh. Terrible feeling.

Glass of milk and a glass of water helps.


OK, hide glue then, I'll go with you on that, Titebond products are all quality!

Had a few too many myself!
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#11
Quote by Chad48309
Same here. Unfortunately, I stayed up all night, so I felt the hangover creeping up on me this whole time. Ugh. Terrible feeling.

Glass of milk and a glass of water helps.

Hide Glue, Guitars, Clamps, Hangovers. What else do we really need?
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#12
Quote by shredforbread33
Hide Glue, Guitars, Clamps, Hangovers. What else do we really need?

Glue solvent and 911 on speed-dial.
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#13
Alright I have everything. The Hide Glue and the clamp
im only using 1 clamp. Any last tips???
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98 Jackson Kelly KE3

Peavey Bandit 112
Custom 2x10 cab w/Bugeras
#14



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#15
This is only really a temporary fix. Honestly, I think that the guitar will need a full rebinding down the line (do it yourself? cheap and easy). The crack may have extended into where it was covered by the binding, so this is a weak area that could spread. At some point, you might have to strip the binding, glue the top, and rebind the guitar.

Then again, do you really care?
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#16
Quote by Chad48309
This is only really a temporary fix. Honestly, I think that the guitar will need a full rebinding down the line (do it yourself? cheap and easy). The crack may have extended into where it was covered by the binding, so this is a weak area that could spread. At some point, you might have to strip the binding, glue the top, and rebind the guitar.

Then again, do you really care?

well if it doesn't work. or when it comes undone.
duct tape time.
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#17
Is that an Ovation?
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#18
sorta. Applause by Ovation.
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#19
Quote by shredforbread33
sorta. Applause by Ovation.

My dad has one in black. Might I recommend that you keep extra light strings on it? Honestly, it's unwise to put that sort of pressure back on there.
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#20
I would recommend finding some huge rubber bands and use those for clamps, along with the one you have there.
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#21
I can see that I'm too late but would just like to add my 2 cents to anybody reading the thread after the fact.

1st... Liquid hide glue sucks donkey balls and has no business anywhere near a guitar. Hot hide glue is one of the greatest substances known to man. Don't confuse the 2.

2nd, if that was an ovation (it looks like one) then you should have used epoxy. Wood glues don’t hold to plastic all that well. Most glues that are good for plastic don’t hold wood very well, but 2 part epoxy will hold both wood and plastic very well.

3rd, if it wasn’t an ovation and the body is wood you should have used regular old titebond. Titebond 2 and titebond 3 are good glues and do have their place in the world, but not for guitars. The original titebone in king of PVA for guitars.
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#22
Quote by Will_Minus
I would recommend finding some huge rubber bands and use those for clamps, along with the one you have there.

Already Glued, Ill get pics.


Quote by CorduroyEW
I can see that I'm too late but would just like to add my 2 cents to anybody reading the thread after the fact.

1st... Liquid hide glue sucks donkey balls and has no business anywhere near a guitar. Hot hide glue is one of the greatest substances known to man. Don't confuse the 2.

2nd, if that was an ovation (it looks like one) then you should have used epoxy. Wood glues don’t hold to plastic all that well. Most glues that are good for plastic don’t hold wood very well, but 2 part epoxy will hold both wood and plastic very well.

3rd, if it wasn’t an ovation and the body is wood you should have used regular old titebond. Titebond 2 and titebond 3 are good glues and do have their place in the world, but not for guitars. The original titebone in king of PVA for guitars.



Hmmm. That sucks I just glued it up with liquid hide and it worked, but for how long?
Said before its an Applause by Ovation. Only difference I can tell is it doesn't have the adjuster for when your on electric. Just a plug in. If the Hide glue comes un done what should I use? The back is plastic. And how long of a fix will it be? I'm looking for something permanent or close to it.
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93 Jackson Dinky Professional Reverse
98 Jackson Kelly KE3

Peavey Bandit 112
Custom 2x10 cab w/Bugeras
#23
Typically liquid hide glue holds wood together for a couple years before it starts to let go but it might last longer given that the vast majority of the guitar is still glued with epoxy. If/when it does start to come undone again, use epoxy to glue it back together again.
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#24
^alright thanks.

Dried pics.

with my other acoustic.



Kind of hard to see. But thanks to everyone who helped!
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93 Jackson Dinky Professional Reverse
98 Jackson Kelly KE3

Peavey Bandit 112
Custom 2x10 cab w/Bugeras