fixing a guitar crack

  • How to Repair a Crack in a Solid Top Acoustic Guitar

    Cracks in the body of your solid top acoustic guitar are often cause by physical damage to the guitar or shrinkage due to a lack of humidity Depending on the severity and location of the crack, a repair is as simple as stabilizing the wood and applying glue to secure it.

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  • How to Repair a Crack in a Lacquer Finish

    Step 4 - Fill Cracks Now that you have a clean and scratch free finish you can concentrate on filling the cracks Choose a lacquer repair kit which contains the substances that you can use to fill the cracks in the lacquer Apply this paste into the cracks and gently smooth it down This will fill the gaps but it will always be slightly visible.

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  • Luthiers: how can I fix this body crack?

    Apr 25, 2012· I'm with Sean; crack it like a saltine and reglue it Nothing else would offer any structural kind of repair I got a deal once on an Agile 3000M (the one with the 3/4" maple cap and nice pickups) that was in great shape, except for a crack between the pickups that went from the face of the guitar down to, but not through, the mahogany back.

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  • repairing body cracks on a Gibson 1937 L-4 Archtop

    Tag: repairing body cracks on a Gibson 1937 L-4 Archtop On the guitar repair workbench, Gibson L-37, 1934, Archtop rebuild and restoration Posted on April 19, 2014 May 20, 2014 by jayrose22 Theres always something going on in my little workshop Most times it working on an acoustic guitar in one phase or another.

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  • Nasty Acoustic Guitar Side Cracks — Haze Guitars

    Jan 24, 2017· Over-engineering the repair Now, erring on the side of caution I decided to over-engineer this repair The thing is the grain of the patch wood runs longitudinally with the guitar side And with the crack It's not beyond the realms of possibility that it could open again, running along the grain of the patch piece Also, the cracks are pretty.

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  • Guitar Repair Shop

    In some cases these cracks can be cleanly repaired, with relatively little evidence of the repair, if the instrument is brought to a repairman as soon as it becomes apparent that there is a crack Most repairmen charge by the inch for crack repair, so the shorter the crack the cheaper the repair.

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  • IBANEZ RULES!! tech

    Jun 24, 2009· Here is a cracked UVMC neck This neck was cracked when the guitar hit the floor headstock first and is not the typical crack behind the nut you'll find from over tightening of the nut, although the repair is the same for both This crack is tough to see as it's nearly perfectly closed so I'll save the multiple views until I spread it.

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  • Cracked Soundboard Repair Tutorial

    Aug 06, 2014· I picked up a new Alvarez AD60CE acoustic electric guitar from a music store for only $7000 because the soundboard was cracked I took it home and fixed the crack, and now I have a nice mahogany guitar that I picked up for a song! I bother to give the model number of the guitar so you can look them up online.

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  • Fixing a Cracked Bridge

    Oct 20, 2017· A bridge can crack because of stress, lack of humidity, a defect in the wood, or a combination of any of them Typically it cracks thru the bridge pins, although it can crack thru the saddle slot Or it can crack anywhere along its length due to a weakness in the grain The saddle slot crack is probably fatal and the bridge will need to be.

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  • StewMac Crack Repair Tools

    A cracked guitar side is a difficult fix, especially when the sides of the split are uneven Here's how to pull a crack together and glue it neatly and permanently Something new to the world of lutherie is our hardened steel Cleat Cutter It creates perfectly round patching cleats from any wood you.

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  • Crack repair on a Taylor acoustic guitar — Silesia Guitars

    Jul 23, 2015· Cracks in your acoustic guitar body can be devastating They can be caused by impact or simply by exposure to drought, which causes the wood to shrink and crack Fortunately, most of them are an easy fix, and if you're lucky, they can be made to be very close to invisible The bigg.

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  • Fixing a cracked neck?

    Aug 01, 2019· I have a guitar that has a hairline crack on both sides of the neck, originating at the nut slot and travelling back toward the body I initially thought this was just finish cracks, but by pressing on the headstock you can see them open up a bit, which leads me to.

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  • Luthiers: how can I fix this body crack?

    Apr 25, 2012· I'm with Sean; crack it like a saltine and reglue it Nothing else would offer any structural kind of repair I got a deal once on an Agile 3000M (the one with the 3/4" maple cap and nice pickups) that was in great shape, except for a crack between the pickups that went from the face of the guitar down to, but not through, the mahogany back.

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  • Repairing the polyurethane finish on a guitar

    Mar 12, 2009· Repairing the polyurethane finish on a guitar - posted in Guitar Q & A: One of my electrics has a chunk of the polyurethane finish chipped off - Its not a dent or a ding but a missing piece Is it possible to repair this and how? Would it be pricey to get someone have a go or is it something anyone could have a go at? Many Thanks.

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  • IBANEZ RULES!! tech

    Jun 24, 2009· Here is a cracked UVMC neck This neck was cracked when the guitar hit the floor headstock first and is not the typical crack behind the nut you'll find from over tightening of the nut, although the repair is the same for both This crack is tough to see as it's nearly perfectly closed so I'll save the multiple views until I spread it.

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  • Fixing A Cracked Bridge

    Fixing A Cracked Bridge A bridge can crack because of stress, lack of humidity, a defect in the wood, or a combination of any of them , The repair would be ugly and probably won’t hold WARNING: This will be initially very ugly If not done correctly glue can run onto the top of the guitar, damaging the finish After the bridge is glued.

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  • A Simple Top Crack Repair

    Here's a view in the mirror If you look closely, you can see that the end of the X-brace was loose from the cracks to the lining The brace under the end of the fingerboard was loose at the end, too, but it is just out of view at the upper right corner of the picture.

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  • JW Guitarworks: Martin Acoustic Guitar Side Crack Repair

    Martin Acoustic Guitar Side Crack Repair Multiple cracks in lower bout- mahogany side: Not sure how this happened I don't remember hitting anything but I leave this out a lot and it looks like it was dropped pretty hard No one knows anything but that does not matter

    Jun 06, 2010· A bonehead knocked the side of my guitar into the wooden arm of a chair, leaving a 5" crack on the top side I need to patch it so it doesn't grow longer The crack is in the the center of the side and it is located between the sound hole and bridge I can reach it from inside if I remove the strings 1) The crack is uneven - one side is a little deeper than the other.

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  • Acoustic bridge reglue, fixing cracks, & brace repair

    Jun 16, 2014· There were several small cracks that had split along the grain line like this: This is usually a pretty easy thing to fix, but this one particular crack wouldn’t close up because somebody had replaced a brace right over the crack, and used Gorilla Glue to secure it! Gah! I had to remove the brace just so I could flex the back to close the crack.

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  • Guitar neck crack repair

    I’m not too worried about the marks around the cracks because these will buff out once I touch up the finish Now to finish cutting the new nut Hopefully the guitar won’t fall off a stand this time After a couple of months under string tension I’ll fix the finish Maybe around the holidays when I.

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  • Fixing a cracked trem post

    Apr 20, 2019· But it would be a shame to see the whole guitar trashed because of a simple crack, particularly if this guitar has sentimental value Perhaps not worth it to pay for a repair, but a good experience for the owner to learn repair from the Finger Lakes link.

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