How to Redo a Guitar With a Broken Neck and Terrible Paint Job




About: i like fire and guitars

so i got this cruddy Japanese guitar from a friend and (playing guitar) I naturally I wanted to fix it...... I know my grammar stinks "it is not my strong subject" I was having a hard time with the website so if you are having a hard time with a step click on the picture and it explains more. F.Y.I this is my first instructable

you will need



gorilla glue.


fret wire

wood stain.

teak oil

Hobby saw.

Step 1: Sanding

sand once and then go back and get the edges and clean up.

Step 2: Fixing the Neck

the pictures are pretty self explanatory gorilla glue, ect. afterwards sand the gorilla glue off

Step 3: Fixing Frets (If Needed)

sand of whole two frets off that lost a fret.  Cut fretwire to a certain length repaint "with acrylic paint" loctite and...... Boom

Step 4: Stain

stain.... mine didn't set right "because of the cheap wood" but after the teaking step it looked pretty cool!!!

Step 5: Teaking

So take your teak oil apply a couple coats let dry and your almost done!!!

Step 6: Finishing

add all of your hardware strings and...... bam you have got a fixed guitar.
thanks for reading!!!
click this hyperlink to see it in action



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    6 Discussions

    Chicken Spit

    4 years ago

    A product like Tightbond would be better for the repair. I personally use hot hide glue, but that's hard to work with. Also, the strings you have pictured are meant for an electric guitar. You'll get much better tone from actual acoustic strings.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    As an amateur guitar repairer to another: Nice work! Sanding everything was a good move. Probably the gorilla glue will hold and it is OK but in the case of wood instruments a special glue is required such as Titebond. This type of glue produces a crystalline transparent result and the glue itself can be removed by heating. This is necessary for example in order to replace a bridge.

    I have repaired a few guitars acoustic and classic and other chord instruments myself, including my daughter's cello . In the following instructable I have included an example in step 14

    A suggestion for improvement of your instructable: Replace the photo of the finished guitar avoiding the flash because it covers everything.

    The repair work work will not improve the sound of the instrument but the value of this guitar has increased because you worked on it.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Removing the bridge would make your life easier for sanding. The two white plastics probably cover two screws. The bridge glue can be removed with a long knife parallel to the guitar surface. I have done this quite a few times.