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Offline Patzag

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Looking for Nitefly next or neck repair
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:31:10 AM »
I just sold a Southern Nitefly and something nasty happened in shipping. 

The fretboard sheared slightly from the main body of the neck.  Not sure if the board lifted significantly or not but theres a definite crack along the seam of the fretboard.
So I need to replace this neck pronto or get it professionally repaired.

I would appreciate any suggestions for master repairmen who could tackle such a job or if anyone has a dead Nitefly with a good neck or just a spare neck, I would appreciate an offer.

Thanks,
Patrick
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Re: Looking for Nitefly next or neck repair
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 06:33:26 PM »
Did it get really hot in transit?

If I have good results with one I’m about to try fixing soon, I could try fixing this one.
Billy

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Re: Looking for Nitefly next or neck repair
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 10:14:02 PM »
Hey Billy.
I have no idea.  I shipped it with Fedex.  For all I know it could've been left to roast on a tarmac for a couple of hours and then been dumped from the loading ramp from 15'.
The neck was immaculate when it left here and "lifted" when it arrived.

Let me know how your project turns out.
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Re: Looking for Nitefly next or neck repair
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 12:48:46 PM »
Let me know if you still need this neck repaired.  We can't change the fretboard without glueing all the frets on by hand (won't do it right now), but there may be a way to get it back into service without pulling the fretboard off.
Billy

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Re: Looking for Nitefly next or neck repair
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 06:00:57 PM »
Thanks Mate.  Shazrock took care of it for me!  Should be back next week.
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Re: Looking for Nitefly next or neck repair
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 09:27:22 PM »
I didn't think they were doing that kind of repair anymore. That's great!

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 11:23:39 AM »
I first sent it to Mick Donner in Tampa who did the minor repair job needed then it went to Sharon to do the strip and paint job.
Mick could not find an actual lifting.  What happened is the neck sheared a bit and the paint cracked, giving the illusion of the fretboard lifting.
So he cleaned it up and sent it to Sharon to repaint.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 11:59:53 AM »
interesting, but glad you got it sorted.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 02:34:00 PM »
interesting, but glad you got it sorted.

Yes.  I have not seen the final product myself yet.  But I expect it to be OK based on what Mick and Sharon said.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 12:38:11 PM »
yeah, I'm sure it will be just like new!
Billy

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