The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #129281   Message #2900169
Posted By: Richard Bridge
04-May-10 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Old guitars - pickguard adhesives?
Subject: Old guitars - pickguard adhesives?
On one of my old guitars a pickguard has become detached and it has taken some pockmarks of the lacquer with it.

The lacquer is the old fashioned stuff for which methylated spirits is solvent.

First I need to re-seal the finish - how? If it was a modern guitar, a runny cyanoacrylate would do fine, but it isn't a modern guitar.

Second I need to re-attach the pickguard which I am sure is mock tortoiseshell not real tortoiseshell. If I could refinish first, I would use an animal glue and clamps, but Seccotine appears no longer to be available.

Ideas?