Well, then I'm in luck, all the hardware is anodized black! Seriously though, thanks for all the tips. I have lots of wood glue, epoxies, etc., but fresh out of CA stuff. I'll get some and give it a try. Again, considering I paid less than $150 for the guit and the amp together, I am not losing anything either way. And if the body does go south, the neck is definitely worth saving, in my beginner's opinion. Next purchase: A HARD case. I like you folks on this forum. This thread sounds just like the "How To Patch a Tire" advice on my motorcycle forums, HAHAHAHAHA.