How to remove strap buttons

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edspyhill01
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How to remove strap buttons

Post by edspyhill01 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:28 pm

I put mini strap locks on my Pavan TP30. The holes are the same as standard strap buttons.

My question: Is there an acceptable way to remove the strap buttons and make the repairs so the holes are mostly unnoticeable? One strap lock is on the body through the tail/end block (name?), and the other is on the treble side of the neck heel. I thought one solution would be to install an endpin jack. No ideas about the neck heel hole.

I'm not trying to hide the holes and will include before and after pictures for buyers when I attempt to sell the guitar.

Thank you,

Ed T.

O.T. I found a great way to play with a group of musicians and not be burdened with perfection - a tenor ukulele.
Lapatre Motif, now my primary CG; Pavan TP30; Cordoba Tenor Ukulele 23T

John higgon
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Re: How to remove strap buttons

Post by John higgon » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:59 pm

I've never tried to do this but, seeing as nobody else has posted, here's my thoughts, FWIW. a dowel of the same kind of wood might sort out the hole in the heel, and it would be noticeable but not in-your-face noticeable. The hole in the end-block - you could pop a mother-of-pearl inlay in there, which might look okay. Or you could make a wide inlay strip, remove the wood around the hole and put in the new inlay strip. However, your endblock inlay strip would then be wider than your centre strip, if you have one. Also, you wouldn't want to remove too much material. The sides need a certain area of endblock to glue to.

amezcua
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Re: How to remove strap buttons

Post by amezcua » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:41 pm

There are videos of superglue mixed with suitable sawdust and just blobbing it in the holes . Normal polishing and scraping does the rest .

edspyhill01
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Re: How to remove strap buttons

Post by edspyhill01 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:07 pm

John Higgon, Amezcua,

Thank you. Just the other day I had the idea to plug the existing hole to a shallow depth with black silicone, in this case Permatex. The super glue and saw dust is a more professional way to fix this issue.

Ed
Lapatre Motif, now my primary CG; Pavan TP30; Cordoba Tenor Ukulele 23T

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Re: How to remove strap buttons

Post by AndreiKrylov » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:29 pm

edspyhill01 wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:28 pm
I put mini strap locks on my Pavan TP30. The holes are the same as standard strap buttons.

My question: Is there an acceptable way to remove the strap buttons and make the repairs so the holes are mostly unnoticeable? One strap lock is on the body through the tail/end block (name?), and the other is on the treble side of the neck heel. I thought one solution would be to install an endpin jack. No ideas about the neck heel hole.

I'm not trying to hide the holes and will include before and after pictures for buyers when I attempt to sell the guitar.

Thank you,

Ed T.

O.T. I found a great way to play with a group of musicians and not be burdened with perfection - a tenor ukulele.
I put strap buttons on all guitars which I have - because it is so convenient to use strap... I use strap for classical guitar for many many years... I think it is advantage to have them :)
I'd better speak by music...Please listen Andrei Krylov at Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime etc. Thanks!

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