{_Please Everyone. Opinions needed...._}

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by mowgli5555, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster

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    My daughter got that old Cello with fretboard seperated and bridge, no strings and badly working tuners.
    I bought some glue and cleaned the neck and the fretboard put new glue on it and clamped it down, let it dry for a few days and put on all the seperated stuff and set it up. I didn´t needed a new nut though.
    Some chalk and curd soap for the tuners and it is back in all it´s glory.
    A violin maker wanted about €500 for the job.
    I paid about €25 for the glue and soap and new set of strings.
    This was the first time I ever made this. It worked pretty well. It sounds phenomenal. The back and sides and the neck of the Cello are made of beautiful flamed maple by the way.
    If I can do that, everybody can.
    They just needed an excuse for totally ****ing up the job.

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    Life is good,
    Robin
     
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  2. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster

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    The repair looks pretty good.
     
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  3. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    This small detail probably would have been useful in the original post...

    Just sayin.

    @Robins
    That is a beautiful cello. I am happy it has someone to love it.
     
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  4. Tomas83

    Tomas83 Strat-O-Master

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    If they wouldn't fix it absolutely perfectly in next couple of hours I would sue them. Take them to a small claims court. I haven't done that many repairs regarding nuts, but it doesn't sound right that the whole fretboard would separate from the neck. I haven't read any other replies so don't know if that really could happen. However if I wasn't satisfied when they are finished I would take it somewhere else and let that shop pay for the cost of that repair.
     
  5. skypeace

    skypeace Sky Pilot

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    ^^^
    What he said!
     
  6. mowgli5555

    mowgli5555 Strat-Talker

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    Eh... It is just an instrument. For me, the thought of it being stable now is most important.
    Most of my guitars will be played, scratched, chipped, dinged, refretted, and more. It is a nice feeling knowing I can play it hard and not worry about things shifting.

    I will just try to put this past me, and play my guitar. For the most part, I do my own adjustments, intonation, etc.... Maybe it is time to learn a bit more and do all my own work.