fixing stripped holes

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jaguarcat311, May 2, 2005.

  1. what is the best way to fix stripped holes on a guitar? also what about getting rid of holes like for tunomatic stop bridges if you want to get a different bridge or somethin? Thanks
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    For small screw holes: woodglue and toothpicks. For big holes (like from bridge bushings): hardwood dowel glued in, sanded flush (or glued in flush), and redrilled, if necessary.
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Another good way to fix screw holes is to put in thread inserts and use machine screws.

    Unless you want to fill them permanently. Then teh dowel method is the best to my knowledge.