I glued the center back brace (the brace that goes along the seam inside the back of the guitar) earlier this week. I had glued the back braces first, then cut the center back brace into several sections to glue between the back braces.
I drew a line to use as a guide along the back before any braces were glued. This is what I used to align the center back brace sections when gluing them in my go-bar deck.
However--glue is slippery! And after the gluing/setting/drying was done I noticed one of the sections is not aligned quite right. It's not terrible, but it is off kilter and would be visible through the soundhole. I figure there is no functional reason to fix this, but I'm interested if there is a fairly simple solution. . .and it would be good practice on fixing an oops like this in the future.
If I were to apply heat to this particular center back brace section would it warm the glue and allow the piece to be removed, cleaned up, and reglued? Any suggestions on how to do this? Maybe a soldering iron? Or clothes iron? Also, is there any concern that heating this piece could have an effect on the joint behind it where the back plates are glued together?
Thanks for any advice.