Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Broken wood piece between H & S slots- repair?
I'm basically overhauling my 1990 RG550 Coral Mist Metallic, including new pickups and, while I'm at it, a decent cleaning (plus hopefully getting rid of an awful stale smoke smell).
I removed the pickguard and as I was swabbing out the pickup cavities, a piece of the "wall" between the neck humbucker slot and the single coil slot broke off, very cleanly. I would say it had even been broken before, but there's no residue from old glue or anything like that.
I'm figuring this is a very simple wood glue repair, and I'm not overly worried about cosmetics since it's under the pickguard, but just wanted to ask if there are any pitfalls to avoid. I don't have any actual clamps either as I'm a novice repairman- suggestions as to how to hold the piece in place as the glue dries for however long.
Thoughts appreciated on a topic I've not seen before-