Is My Guitar a Write Off?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by FelixV, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. nutball73

    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    If he fixes the current guitar, it's the same neck and wood - hence it would sound the same. Obviously if he replaces either, then of course it might sound different (or maybe not, who knows?).
     
  2. mmmm

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    Wow! that's a great story for a guitar!
    Very rock n' roll story!
    Punk story!
    Fix the guitar leaving all the marks visible, write a song for that ***** and play it live as loud as possible with this guitar!
    I can imagine myself on stage: "This song is dedicated to the girlfriend that smashed my guitar....1-2-3-4....."
     
  3. DeMelo

    DeMelo Senior Stratmaster

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    Where is the OP? He still owes us the tale
     
  4. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster

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    Maybe his girlfriend found his laptop?
     
  5. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    Or him !!
     
  6. knh555

    knh555 Most Honored Senior Member

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    I think cracked through and glued wood has the potential to sound different for the simple reason certain frequencies may attenuate differently affecting the harmonics on the string that are available for the pickup to hear. In other words, acoustically, it’s not the the same wood once it’s cracked. That’s all.

    Of course such an effect would be much greater on an acoustic instrument vs a solid body guitar.

    And who knows? It might sound better to the OP’s ears.
     
  7. nutball73

    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    Agree on acoustic vs electric! But given that a Gibson with a good headstock repair will sound just as good as it always did (and that's about as dramatic as you can get) I don't think a bit of superglue will make a noticeable difference.
     
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    Numbercruncher Senior Stratmaster

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    I assume she turned into a psychotic head case all at once and you immediately ended the relationship. As opposed to you being the kind of guy who dated her knowing she was like this. Men who knowing date drama queens and there are MANY women who fit this category deserve what they get.

    I swear if any human being did this to one of my guitars his, or her (sorry ladies no special treatment from me) body would only ever be found in the bottom of one of the MANY mineshafts I know of in Okanogan County.

    NC


     
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  9. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    @FelixV you still alive man or did she catch up with you as well ?.
     
  10. DeMelo

    DeMelo Senior Stratmaster

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    @FelixV are you still with us?
     
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    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    Looks fine. Just needs a little guitar polish. That’ll buff right out.
     
  12. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    Musicians best friend will sort that .

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    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    Sell it on eBay as a "project guitar" as I'm sure someone will pay something for it.

    I would actually do 2 separate listings for the same instrument: one with everything on it, one wihtout the pickguard and bridge. If someone wants only to work on the wood and use spare parts of their own, they can. If someone wants to buy the whole thing and repair, they can.
     
  14. FelixV

    FelixV Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks so much for your all kind replies, some of them have been very funny.

    I didn’t expect to get this many replies so quickly, you have a very active community here. I look forward to posting here more.

    I’m afraid there isn’t some kind of exciting story of what triggered my guitars demise but I will say remember that all those times you leave the toilet seat up or a towel on the bathroom floor will eventually build up within your woman!

    Your replies have made me realize that all hope is not lost and that one day this guitar will be reborn!
     
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    omahaaudio Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh, to heck with the guitar, the break-up story must be awesome.

    What happened?
     
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    Tight Bond and a Glue Pen from Stew Mac some Clamps and it can be back as good as new....
     
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    I didn't see mention of a model or year anywhere (maybe I missed it). I agree with several above: forget the neck and replace it. The body mostly looks like surface cracks. Whether the guitar is worth replacing the neck depends on the guitar. You did say it was an "expensive" guitar... and we all know that Strat bodies in all kinds of condition are used on-stage all the time. So if the body is still decent, based on what those photos show I'd say find a neck to suit the guitar and call it a save. : )

    But just in case, I'd locate a quality luthier and get a professional opinion. Most won't charge to just look at a guitar (shoot, they live for that)... and can tell you what is or isn't worth fixing and how much it would cost you.
     
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    yes it will - but what about the guitar?
     
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  19. Stratwrangler

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    Well played sir:)
     
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    I'd have taken her to see Judge Judy and make her pay for a new one.