Blueridge BR60 dreadnought

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  • Ape09090Ape09090 Posts: 2,744Member
    It's not looking good is it?
    The guitar is holding together though and doesn't lose tune at all even if you play hard for a while.

    The truss rod adjustment I made earlier appears to have lowered the action a touch too,maybe I should take a mm off the bridge saddle.
  • JockoJocko Posts: 6,870Member, Moderator
    Titebond is the glue I have heard bandied about for repairs of this nature. Like Lester says, it looks like you would have to break it to repair it. Rather you than me.
  • Ape09090Ape09090 Posts: 2,744Member
    I can't bring myself to do that to be fair,she'll have to struggle on as she is.
  • JockoJocko Posts: 6,870Member, Moderator
    It may be possible to inset a soft wood wedge in ever so slightly to allow you to inject some glue into the break. It is then just a case of removing the wedge, clamping and hoping for the best. Still a risk though.
    You could always bite the bullet and take it to a skilled luthier and see what he says.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,774Member
     Originally Posted By: Jocko
    It may be possible to inset a soft wood wedge in ever so slightly to allow you to inject some glue into the break. It is then just a case of removing the wedge, clamping and hoping for the best. Still a risk though.
    You could always bite the bullet and take it to a skilled luthier and see what he says.


    Sounds worth a go to me - I'd try to get as much glue in there as possible (you can always clean up any excess splurges when clamped, and it might just work!
  • Ape09090Ape09090 Posts: 2,744Member
    There is no crack to get anything in to though.
    It just looks ugly and like it's about to go pop,I just hope it doesn't.
    \:\)
  • BUDSY1BUDSY1 Posts: 138Member
    I used to use Martin 12 bronze strings on

    my Yamaha FG 730S acoustic guitar

    but since i sent away for a bone saddle in the Usa

    ive noted the strings ^^ sounded too trebly and so

    i changed strings for D'Addario Phosphur Bronze ej 16s in 12 Guage and they sound fine

    What id like to ask IS if i say wanted to get
    say the D'Addario ej 16s in light / medium guage say in size 13s

    then would i need to change the truss rod ?

    Since ive bought the guitar over 1 yr ago ive always used light guage 12s ..
  • MegiMegi Posts: 6,774Member
    Hi Budsy - one thing I've found out with acoustic strings is that when they say "medium gauge" they actually mean heavy gauge - really, 13's are pretty damn meaty, I wouldn't want to ever try any heavier than that on an acoustic. 12's are usually called "light gauge" but really should be called medium (or maybe even medium-heavy). 11's would be what I'd call light gauge for an acoustic, and 10s extra light.

    Probably if I were you, especially if you already like the sound, I'd stick with the 12s you've got - I'm just a bit weird liking the 13s really! If you did try 13s you might well find that you'd need to tighten the truss rod an 1/8th of a turn or so to get an ideal setup, but honestly I wouldn't bother unless you have a really good reason.
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