#1
Alrighty... so my tale begins as follows.

I was searching the house for a mirror I could use to watch myself play, and examine my hand movements on the fretboard. After I couldn't find one, I returned in defeat to my bedroom to continue practicing, and decided I would just walk into my bathroom and use the mirror in there. I picked up my guitar (Epiphone G-400) and slung the strap over my shoulder. This yielded absolutely no effect, and when I looked down, I saw the end of my guitar strap not connected to my guitar, but hanging freely in the air. "Gadzooks!! What a befuddling conundrum!!" I thought to myself.


Upon reaching for the end of my guitar strap and going to put it back on my guitar, I found that my strap had not simply come off of my guitar, but the whole bolt that was in my guitar had come completely out.

Me, after the incident occurred

Poppycock!! What a flabbergasting contretemps!!


My strap couldn't just come off of the bolt with that much pressure, because I don't have a strap with leather ends. I have this strap that has built in locks at the ends... see below. Unfortunately, there were still fragments of wood holding the screw, which means that now the hole in my guitar is bigger than the diameter of the screw, so I can't just re-attach it. I figure that if I fill the hole with caulk or something, I could get the screw back in. Of course, I would have to fill the caulk to the top, which would require sanding after it dried... but if I sand it, I might damage the finish of my guitar. Which would be more bad news... I just can't handle the stress after all this disaster.

So would caulk be a good idea?

what do you guys recommend?
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#3
Take some wood glue and some toothpicks to fill the hole then redrill it. Its a fairly commong thing to do, i've done it with all my guitars when i added straploks.
#4
yep wood glue and toothpicks
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Take some wood glue and some toothpicks to fill the hole then redrill it. Its a fairly commong thing to do, i've done it with all my guitars when i added straploks.


This works very well.

Alternatively, you could drill the hole slightly larger then fill it in w/ a dowel and drill through that.
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#6
So I'm going with the toothpicks and wood glue...

I just tried using caulk and toothpicks, but that worked terribly, considering caulk doesn't harden...

wood glue it is. I'm going to let it harden overnight and then screw it in tomorrow.
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#7
You could take the lazy way out, and drill a new hole for the strap pin.
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#8
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You could take the lazy way out, and drill a new hole for the strap pin.


Even lazier would be to duct tape the strap on.
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#9
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#10
tooth pick or a match, woodglue. glue stick in. let set over night (best time to glue it is just before you go to bed so you can leave it). reattach in morning. once I knew my strap buttons were going loose i did this and replaced the strap buttons with strp locks.
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