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First guitar resto? Cheap classical, nylon string

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 12:42 pm
by invisible man
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Taking a look at my first guitar, a nylon string classical by McCabe’s. Not worth much money, sentimental value. Bridge popped off after being left in a hot car, haven’t touched it in a decade. Do I need specialized clamps to reglue the bridge, or could I just tape it? Maybe weight the top a bit while glue dries? What glue to use? How best to remove old glue? Will need a new bone bridge piece, seems like I lost the original, probably was plastic. If strings are nylon, does bone or plastic bridge even matter? Any good way to add a pickup? It would be nice to play at home, maybe record a bit. Thanks OSG, best guitar forum

Re: First guitar resto? Cheap classical, nylon string

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 12:56 pm
by Danley
If that's laminate, the bridge may be a challenge to get glued; I'm guessing it is lam, since it took a pretty decent chunk of the top with it. But maybe repairs stand up to nylon better than steel? In general clamping is the way to go; but I'll let the experts weigh in on this case.

Re: First guitar resto? Cheap classical, nylon string

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 3:04 am
by bdf83
Having tried to reglue a bridge I'd recommend using a fair few clamps to make sure you've got decent pressure across the whole bridge. I tried to do it with one in the middle and while it held it's probably not a tight all the way across as it could be.

Re: First guitar resto? Cheap classical, nylon string

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:46 pm
by invisible man
Double post

Re: First guitar resto? Cheap classical, nylon string

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:48 pm
by invisible man
So I got a razor blade scraper and took off the decals and paint. Some glue is left, but not a lot. Took some finish off, scrapes in a few places. Still like it better than before. What to do about the etching I did in the headstock?

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