So, basically, I have no idea where to even start here. All I know about guitars I know from this project, trying to repair my boyfriend's guitar as a surprise for him. It's missing one string, along with everything that connects it-- the tuning peg, saddle, everything. But what's really confusing is the bridge pin, or lack thereof. The other strings look to be connected to this odd metal piece in the back of the guitar instead of a pin. The one that the missing string would connect to is gone, so I need a new one. Does anyone have any idea what that is? And where to buy a new one, or rig something up that will work? It's a Lyon LI15 if that helps. And yes, it is an awful guitar, but it has sentimental value, so he would love it to be repaired.
Your message is understandable but for one term - that's not a bridge pin in the back, that's a ferrule, inserted into the wood to prevent damage from the pressure of the string's pull.
We can assume that you're correct about any missing parts, but here's the deal - we don't sell anything, so we can't supply you with parts, only with knowledge about how to install those parts. We don't know your location, so it's now a matter of recommending a reasonable guitar parts place - local or online. If you're not in a city where guitar parts (and presumably, guitars) are sold, then we can offer options for online shopping. But my question now is, is there a time crunch here? If so, travellling to a guitar store, even at a distance, might be better. Take the guitar with you (ooops - do you have it in your posession?) to show the sales people exactly what you need.
They may offer to install everything for you for a small fee, or give you tips on how to do it yourself. Depending on your mechanical dexterity, you might consider their help, particularly if time is a factor here. If handling a screwdrive is something you do everyday, then doing this kind of work is actually pretty easy. Just take your time, and ask questions when you're not sure.
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