HNGD Gone Horribly Wrong

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by WNCStratman, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    3DC3641A-D41D-4238-91DF-DA6B55D75F95.jpeg Well,
    I was really stoked when I saw fed ex delivered my SGW Peavey Raptor Plus EXP a day early. As I opened up the box and unwrapped the guitar I could feel my heart racing, I was so excited. Sunburst check, hey the body looks in pretty decent shape, neck, fretboard and headstock all look good, a little dirty but not bad. Pickguard had some pen scribbles on it where it looked like a 2 year old went to town with a ball point pen but no biggie. Hey, I can clean all that up. That and some tape residue on the pickguard. Old ass strings but hey, I was gonna change those out anyway. Then I saw something that made my heart drop. The bridge/trem assembly was sitting up pretty high on one side and level with the body on the other. Nah, it can’t be, surely this body isn’t busted at the bridge. Took all the old strings off, took the back cover off and loosened up the claw screws enough to get the springs off, and commenced to taking out all the bridge screws. As soon as I lifted the bridge/trem assembly my heart sank. Yep, I’ve got a guitar with a huge split in the body right at the bridge. Oh yeah, and the volume pot is broke.
    I was hoping to have something at least to bang around on and play while I work on my Squier over the next little while. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty bummed. Oh yeah, and the nut it longer than the fretboard, isn’t glued in and is broke right at the low E string.
    Not how I pictured this day, not at all.
     
  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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  3. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    Just went and picked a bottle up haha.
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Where did you buy this? If it's ebay and you used paypal, you have tons of recourse

    A new nut isn't that difficult, and that body damage can be glued too......
     
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  5. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    SGW, and I know it’s just the nature of the beast. Luck of the draw with that site and unfortunately I got a guitar that it’s gonna take some work to get right. Guess I’m getting some good experience with this though and at least I don’t have very much tied up in it.
     
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  6. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    SGW=Shop Goodwill
     
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  7. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    It was shopgoodwill
     
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  8. -r3-

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    You can email SGW w that pic & ask if they'll refund a portion of your money. It won't be much, but maybe enough for a bottle of wood glue if you don't already have one. I have yet to need to do a glue repair, but have read time & time again that it's actually stronger after gluing than it was before ! Is the nut broken in 2 pieces, or is one side of the low E groove just chipped away and missing?
     
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  9. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Not sure if it's just the pic angle but something looks seriously misaligned with that bridge/pickup route and the loose piece of wood.
     
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  10. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    post deleted - posted in wrong thread by mistake
     
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  11. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    Ain’t even worth emailing them for a few bucks lol. I already picked up a bottle of wood glue and I’m working on it currently. I appreciate the tip though. The nut is broken in two pieces.
     
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  12. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    It’s the way the body is split at the bridge. Also I took the pic at a weird angle too haha.
     
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  13. John Slinger

    John Slinger Squier-Meister

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    And another reason I have yet to buy a guitar I didn’t go pick up and check out in person.
    Good luck on repairing that. I hope it works out for you.
     
  14. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    It might be worth it to them to know that their carrier effed up though.
     
  15. I don't think I've ever seen six screw damage like that … two point, yes.
    It can be repaired. In this case I used white glue and the a metal corner bracket to strengthen the damaged area.
    Covered with shielding paint. I was also able to get a matching color from Testors and touch up the surface (pic is prior to touch up).

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    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  16. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    Same, I’ve never seen a six screw this jacked up either. At this point I’m doing the best I can with wood glue and a clamp. I will put it back together, clean it up, glue the nut, throw some strings on it, plug it in and see what it does. Worse case scenario I’ve got a wall hanger that I paid $67 with shipping and all. I’ve lost a hell of a lot more money on stuff over the years lol. Either way, once I clean it up and polish it it would still look awesome hanging on the wall of my study.
     
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  17. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    I highly doubt it was handling damage. That thing was bundled up in a ton of packing and multiple layers of bubble wrap. Box wasn’t damaged at all either. UPS are the usual suspects for rough handling of packages lol.
     
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  18. kniah

    kniah Squier-Meister

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    Sorry to see this! If the neck is good maybe the start of a Peavey partscaster build? $67 shipped for a good neck ain't bad!
     
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  19. Chubbles

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    The nut is kind of easy. Heck, I did it with youtube videos.
     
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  20. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Goodwill does use a large portion of the money they collect for good purposes. More than a lot of charities. When you buy something from them you're essentially donating to their causes.
     
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