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Guild Starfire loose headplate; advice sought

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by EdwardofHuncote, Apr 19, 2019.


  1. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    '67 Guild Starfire II .jpeg

    I'm not surprised to see this apparently happens to these... I'm wondering if one of the fellas here can share - what's the recommended fix for a wrinkled-up headplate on a late-60's Guild Starfire? The plastic isn't broken anywhere, (at least not yet) and it feels pliable enough at the loose edges to clamp down with a flat caul. As you can see, it's shrinking, and rolling up, especially around the D and A machines. Sadness, just looking for a snag to happen.

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    This cool old bass also has a couple of the usual binding issues... (fairly minor) but I've got to address them before they get worse. Any particular glue to use, or avoid using?

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    Thanks in advance!

    ~Ed of H.
     
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  2. No advice here. Just happy to see that cool old bass being taken care of.
     
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  3. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Just bumping the thread... it hasn't changed. I've been gigging this old thing around some the past few weeks, and really enjoying it. Sure would like to get that headstock straightened up. I feel pretty confident about clamping it between two flat cauls being more than enough to flatten it out. I'm more concerned about what adhesive to use or avoid on this plastic.
     
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