November 14, 2020 at 3:53 pm #4955
A quick Hello to the membership, and a question. I’m now an owner of my first Santa Cruz , a Style 1. I live in Vermont, and build guitars as time permits.
I wanted to pull the end pin out the other day, and expecting it to dislodge like all the others I’ve ever pulled….it wouldn’t pull out. …..does Santa Cruz glue them in ?
Thank you in advance.
November 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm #4957indexlessKeymaster
Thanks for joining, let’s see what the word is from the big house.
November 14, 2020 at 9:21 pm #4958ChrisakadigdogParticipant
As I understand the end pin has a very ,very small drop of yellow glue touched to one side of pin . LIKELY INSERTED AND SPUN JUST A TOUCH ? Like index stated, the big house SCGC, would be the best source for answer. 831 425 0999
November 14, 2020 at 10:31 pm #4959
That makes sense Chris…thank you. When I look inside at the end of the pin…I see a small bead of what might be glue.
The end block is plywood ( the enlightened choice, in my opinion)…so that might be why they secure the pin this way.
November 16, 2020 at 11:28 pm #4965indexlessKeymaster
Here’s the WORD from SCGC ”
We do put some wood glue on the shaft of the end pin before installing it into the tail block, yes. It can be removed with pliers, and we cover the pin with a wypall to protect it when removing. We do recommend a professional performing this task if someone has not done it before.
November 17, 2020 at 6:48 pm #4966
Thank you Keymaster.! The pin can stay right where it is.
November 20, 2020 at 5:00 am #4969tadolModerator
The only reason I can imagine to remove it would be to install a jack, and if you’re installing a jack, you don’t need it. As long as you use the SC case, which provides plenty of end-cushioning if you ship the guitar, I’d leave it alone.
There have been some interesting threads on the AGF with all kinds of warnings about “never glue an end pin in” and other things – sometimes I guess I take for granted the quality and details of the Santa Cruz team –
Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav
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