DIY – Advice Blog

Body touch ups or…

One repair trick I learned by reading Dan Erlewine’s Guitar Players Repair Guide is repairing all kinds of things on guitars with super glue.  (Erlewine is also employed as a technical advisor to Stewart-McDonald’s Guitar Supply, and a long time columnist for Guitar Player Magazine.)  He goes into detail in the above sources about super glue technique so I won’t try to retread that here.  Suffice it to say that the thin, “hot” super glue will flow into fine cracks through capillary action where thicker will not.  Once in the crack, it dries clear and hard.  It will fill dents and can be sanded and polished like other finish materials.  Stew-Mac sells super glue, but I found everything I needed and more, in a local ho

Stringing the “Right” Strings

This may seem pretty obvious, and it is more so on a bass than a guitar but the principle is: “Do not put unnecessary pressure on your neck. It can cause twisting, warping, and can break your nut and nobody likes broken nuts..