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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Broken Euphoria EP10 Neck, suggestions on a postcard

Hi There everyone.

I've recently acquired a case for an Ibanez Euphoria and made the guy an offer for the broken neck element of what originally made up the neck of guitar which once occupied it.

Does anyone have any idea what I can/should do with it? Bearing in mind whole the guitar would cost £1200 new.

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....anyone got any ideas??
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Re: Broken Euphoria EP10 Neck, suggestions on a postcard

i don't even understand what you are asking
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Sorry for the confusion.

I've got the neck from an EP10, the body was smashed to pieces. The neck including where it joins the body is perfect.

What could I do with the neck?

Have a suitable body made to fit it to?

How hard would it be to fit it to guitar to which it's neck had been damaged?

It's like the reverse of what happens to Les Paul style electric guitars with set necks.

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Chances of finding a body with a damaged neck to transplant what you have would be pretty low I would think. A good luthier should be able to build a body for it, but having it done for less than a used one goes would be slim as well in my opinion.
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firewood? Remove/sell the electronics. Talk to Ibanez distributor about repair/trade for a blem?

OK you are in England so options are different but 50% of the cost you paid was because steve vai is attached. So ask yourself would you want build a custom body for a $500 acoustic from china?
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I think I'll just remove the tuners and use them on my old fender as they buzz a bit.

I'll make the rest into either on ornament or make it into a idle hands practice tool for scales or something.

Just seems such a waste but granted 500 dollars / pounds / euros is too much to make a oddball hybrid.

Why not make bolt on acoustics more common?

Thanks for the input.
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Hi all

Got the neck back this week after supposedly a relative of a friend looking at cleaning it up ready for the possibility of mating it to another body.

Long story short, 18 months later and neck has returned a little worse for wear. Mainly one of the tuners has taken a hit, pushed through the head a bit and cracked the laquer.

The guy suggested the possibility of cutting the heel down and using on an electric solid body guitar which might be easier.

Would like to see if there are any fresh ideas out there now.

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It's a set neck so a skilled luthier should be able to remove the remains of the broken socket allowing that neck to be mated to a new body, however it's not a trivial job and for the cost involved it would be far simpler and cheaper to just buy a secondhand guitar and sell that neck to someone who can actually do the work themselves.
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decoration or sell the damn thing!
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I thought I might start peeling the layers away and see what the joint looked like maybe put some steam on see if the glue starts to separate.

What does anything think it would be worth?
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I thought I might start peeling the layers away and see what the joint looked like maybe put some steam on see if the glue starts to separate.

What does anything think it would be worth?
Modern adhesives can't necessarily be steamed, it works on vintage guitars which used hot animal hide glue.

Clean it up and stick it on ebay, interested parties will bid it up to it's value.

It's not valuable if that's what you mean, I'd be surprised if it even fetches £100.
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Sounds like my idea of a relatively nice project might be scuppered.

Didn't think it would be worth lots and lots just a learning opportunity.

I've been thinking about buying a nicer acoustic recently, had a 50th anniversary fender for many years that's obviously a cheap guitar but sounds okay apart from a buzzing tuner.

Obviously I've got a few nice electrics like a Jem and an ESP and a Roadstar project in progress just don't know what I want from electric. Thought I could could end up with a Unique Euphoria to add to my collection.
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