Best Glue to Use to Re-Attach Rosewood Fingerboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by peabody, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI

    I'm making a coat hanging rack out of a unusable bass neck, but first I have to re-attach the rosewood back to the neck. This was a neck that someone was trying to do a truss rod repair and is perfect for my project. I just need to know what's the best glue to use.

    I've done a few internet searches and I saw Gorilla Glue recommendations and/or recommendation to use a good wood glue. Again, this will be hanging on a wall, so it doesn't need to be perfect. Recommendations?

  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Wood glue. Don't use gorilla glue, it bubbles and pushes the parts away from each other plus it is polyurethane and does not clean up easily.
  3. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Ever used Gorilla Glue?

    I would strongly suggest you stick with woodglue for this.

  4. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    Wood glue it is...

    Thanks for the suggestions.
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Wood glue will give you time to shift the fretboard around and make sure it's in position before clamping.

    Super glue would work, but you'd have to hit the position right the first time.

    Gorilla glue expands while curing and is not suitable for this. It's not suitable for a lot of guitar/bass repairs.

    Use wood glue...standard white glue or Titebond.