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Old 02-08-2019, 02:42 AM
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Hello! I made a thread some time ago about my guitar breaking its headstock here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=500693


The short version is I got it somewhat fixed, as it got glued back together, but it's definitely not a lasting solution, as have been suggested.

I recently went to a different tech to let him look at it, however, the previous repair job is fairly set in stone with 'titebond' at the break, so my best and most desired option is definitely to get the neck replaced. I don't care about resale value or the logo on the headstock, all I care about is getting it in a structurally good shape again.

Some people were suggesting something called the "Guitar Maker's Connection", StewMac etc.

What would be the cheapest option if I just want to buy a rough neck that has been shaped to the dimensions of standard D-28 instrument? Is there a way to contact Martin or any alternative that would sell replacement parts and ship it to Denmark?
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:14 AM
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Here is a link to Martin customer service: An email form and phone #.

https://www.martinguitar.com/customer-service/

Guitar Makers Connection is a subsidiary of Martin Guitars that sells parts etc.

Here is a link to Stewart-McDonald acoustic neck page.

https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_an..._Guitar_Necks/

Good luck!

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Old 02-08-2019, 08:12 AM
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If you can't connect with Martin as described above, call the direct number and ask for Guitar Makers Connection. They will ship you a neck and whatever else you want (fret board, etc).

https://www.martinguitar.com/1833-shop/#!/c91

Last price I saw was last August; dovetail necks for $40 to $65. They are factory "rejects" so may have a pin knot or other small blemish.


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Old 03-07-2019, 01:33 PM
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Looks like I'll probably end up on Stew Mac, as Martin hasn't responded at all.

I guess my next move is to contact the Martin supplier here in Denmark to see if they can get a hold of them.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:52 PM
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Do you have a photo of the repaired neck.

Do not under estimate the amount of work required to fit a replacement neck to an acoustic guitar.

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Old 03-08-2019, 01:26 AM
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I have a step by step tute showing a neck being changed, can pm it to you if interested.

But quick couple of photos

Pre


During


Finish work


Final job completion with new ebony fingerboard
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