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BRoken neck, thru body, should it be trashed?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by edpal, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    resolved amicably
  2. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
  3. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    I'm out $850 - was that supposed to be helpful?
  4. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Useless without pics
  5. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    If nothing else the pickups, bridge, tuning machines, etc. probably add up to more than $150 worth of parts. With that perspective, it's probably not a terrible thing. I think the neck will be a complete loss. If the electronics are good perhaps all is not lost. Carvin sells (at least used to) neck through blanks. I suppose it all depends on how handy you are and how much you enjoy a project.

  6. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Man, that sucks. Sounds like a tough repair to me.
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Any competent luthier shall be able to properly reglue a neck.
    Necks break all the time, it is not a big issue unless you mess around with it before giving the job to a pro.
  8. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Sorry I sounded agro on this, I am trying not to get swear mad over this. So ironic, I had a new Tragen hardcase waiting for it...

    Here are the pics.

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  9. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Better shot of second picture/side.

    Attached Files:

  10. jschwalls


    Sep 4, 2007
    Savannah GA
    a good repair shop can fix.... i've seen much worse fixed
  11. Cy_Miles


    Feb 3, 2005

    Here's a couple pages that show common repairs:

    Google "guitar broken neck repairs" and you's see a number of different people repairing neck/headstock breaks, including with gorilla glue.

    Personally, I would find a reputable luthier.
  12. OHSPyro89


    Jun 21, 2009
    Yeah, that doesn't seem to bad. You could fix it yourself more than likely without any huge problems.

    Since it seems to be a tight crack, I personally would probably drill a really small hole into the crack with it all clamped together. Then unclamp it and use a syringe with some wood glue in it to force it into the cracks. I'm sure other people have better techniques.
  13. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Your vendor messed up. This is an easy repair but you should have the vendor take care of it all.
  14. fwiw I had an acoustic neck snap in two and it was fixed (years ago) and is still kicking . . .
  15. Cy_Miles


    Feb 3, 2005
    I thought you had bought this from a private party and you just decided to be nice.

    I agree with Mikey, If I bought this from a dealer I would certainly try to get them to be fully responsible for repairs or replacement.
  16. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    It was a private party - bassed(pun - see, I'm coming back into orbit) on the thoughts and suggestions here I have offered the seller we could settle for a 50/50 split of the original price and shipping, no bad feedback exchanges. Which is about what a Waterstone Ozone went for on ebay last weekend. The bass is nice besides that darn crack.
  17. John Ruiz

    John Ruiz

    Oct 9, 2000
    Plano, Tx
    Hmmm, on one hand, the 50% refund is nice, but the purpose of feedback is being neglected if you don't at least note the terrible shipping methods as a forewarning to other potential buyers, IMO. Especially if the bass can be had from other sources for the new reduced price. Or is the Ozone a different instrument?

    I understand that you want to be nice about it, but it's still bidness, amirite?
  18. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    You are right, but I am hoping the seller will have learned a costly lesson(if we come to terms) to not go cheap on shipping someone else's stuff. And I've given him some polite suggestions for the future, like slipping in a some plywood strips...a couple of pieces of cheap 1/4" luan inserted into the box at 90 degrees from the fretboard and we wouldn't be having this thread. I save my negative feedback(usually) for people who refuse to compromise at all. I've directed the seller to this thread....

    Thanks for all the suggestions folks. I think this thread has served it's purpose.
    Peace Out.
  19. Hi.

    An easy job for a luthier.

    I've repaired much, much worse and I don't even consider myself a luthier ;).

  20. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    I would get 100% of my money back. Why would you want to settle for half?

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