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Hi everybody.
ON 15/09/2020 I bought a Westerly D-140CE.
I played the guitar very carefully, and I always put the instrument in its gigbag after playing.
One month ago I heard a strange sound lifting the guitar, and I found the fishman pickup was unstuck from the inner body.
Not nice from a 750€ guitar..............
I tried to use some biadhesive, but after some days it was unstucked.
I wrote a mail to the seller: he answered to try with a stronger biadhesive.
I used a strong one, but the pickup has fallen again....
I am really upset.
Any help???
Thanks for your time
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To get a good bond, you’ll want to clean both surfaces thoroughly, scraping or sanding any residue off, then making sure there’s no sanding/scraping dust left.
Then you can reattach.
You might try using a hook and loop fastener (Velcro). Easily available with adhesive backs in any craft store. Stick each side to the guitar and the preamp/controls and LET THEM SET before sticking together.
 

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Welcome.

Any chance the selling dealer would/could do the fix for you?

You might try using a hook and loop fastener (Velcro). Easily available with adhesive backs in any craft store. Stick each side to the guitar and the preamp/controls and LET THEM SET before sticking together.

The battery bag for an after-market pickup in my B50 was similarly attached. The adhesive has ceased to adhere and so the bag (without a battery) is just flopping around. I will reinstall when I think I need the PU but it does suggest the adhesive will eventually fail.
 

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Try what AcornHouse suggested. Additionally, you can reach out to Guild customer service and see what they recommend.
 
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Thank you all.
I live in Italy.
I bought the guitar in Milano, and I'm living 350 km far (120 km east of Venice), so I think it's unuseful to send the guitar to the shop due to the risk of shipping.
I didn't think about velcro, this can be a good idea (so I haven't to see this horrible white tape around the pickup).
But what I am discussing about is that I played some other guitars during the years, and some of them had a very hard life, but I never had this kind of problem.........
I know this is a chinese Guild, but................ I think you can understand.
Great music to everybody!
 

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Also, if nothing else is handy, double-sided carpet tape might be an option. I would absolutely go with Velcro first, but it's an option.
 

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Also, if nothing else is handy, double-sided carpet tape might be an option. I would absolutely go with Velcro first, but it's an option.
Even better than double sided carpet tape, if you know any wood turners (yes, I know, a long shot, but we lurk everywhere), there is a cloth based double sided tape that is marketed to them that is thicker and VERY tenacious.
 

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I will point out one thing you should bear in mind:

The tighter you stick it on now, the harder it will be to remove later, should you need to...
 

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"But what I am discussing about is that I played some other guitars during the years, and some of them had a very hard life, but I never had this kind of problem........."

The climate this year has proved difficult for all my guitars, and even more difficult for some I received, one of which were out on a truck when it was 118º, uncharted territory. Quite possibly overheating in transit at some point could have been a factor.
 
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Hello.
Today I tried with a strong biadhesive well known in Italy, it's called "millechiodi" (a thousand nails, I suppose is the translation).
Guild answewred me to use this:

Tape Type Double-Sided Foam Tape, Tape Brand 3M, Series 4492, Imperial Tape Length 5 yd

But it ain't easy to find nearby.
I stick it one hour ago and I will check later if it works.
I use the guitar at home, and the room is air conditioned with the right amount of humidity...............
I think there is a global worsening of materials in order to cut the costs, but it is like a boomerang.
One month ago a big carp broke my new fishing rod. I came back with an old rod from the 80's and the carp was in my net.
Have a nice day, and great music to everybody!
GM
 

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Most acoustic players I know would welcome a Fishman failure as the perfect excuse for an LR Baggs upgrade.
 
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