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I have a Gibson Faded Flying V (Mahogany) and recently the guitar cable was yanked, pulling and stripping a screw from the pickguard. Is there a good way for me to fix this?

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Replace the screw. –  Matthew Read Jan 9 '13 at 1:41

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This is kind of a hack, but I have a Strat that was fixed this way more than 30 years ago...

Break a wooden toothpick off in the screw hole and reinsert the screw. Do not over-tighten the screw or you'll end up back where you were.

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To play safe, add some drops of wood glue in the hole along with the toothpicks pieces –  Mr Shunz Jan 9 '13 at 8:57
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Depending on the size of the screw and the toothpick, you may have to split the pick lengthwise. –  Indrek Jan 9 '13 at 10:29
    
Should I just fill the hole with toothpicks and re-drill a pilot, or is that overkill? –  cadmium Jan 9 '13 at 22:29
    
@cadmium: Drilling is overkill. 1 toothpick is usually enough. A drop or 2 of wood glue does not hurt either. –  JimR Jan 10 '13 at 13:37

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