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I’ve been reading that these types of cracks are common but can they be fixed? I want to do a deal but just not sure if it’s worth it.

It’s had the cracks repaired but can they be fixed so it’s not so horrible looking?

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I like relics anyway so I’m not too concerned. Just kind of wanted to know if it could be fixed to look a little better and not get any worse.
 

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Probably yeah dry, low humidity or someone using a little too much force to push the strings pins in. Not sure really.
 

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I’ve been reading that these types of cracks are common but can they be fixed? I want to do a deal but just not sure if it’s worth it.

It’s had the cracks repaired but can they be fixed so it’s not so horrible looking?

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I think you need a new "crack repair guy" They should have also fixed the cosmetic issues. I'd be embarrassed asking for payment for fixing the cracks while leaving the guitar looking like that.
 

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Yeah true, it’s just what I read on the google, pretty common. Is it? I’m not sure that’s why I was asking sort of thing.

I was offered this as a trade and turned it down, no brainer right.
 

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I do not know if and how these actual repairs impair soundboard response.
A well repaired crack following wood grain would leave only a thin hairline and
it should not alter the sound as the soundboard would still move freely.
 

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Oh I’m sure the guitar sounds great, I just didn’t want to do the trade deal. He bought it will 3 cracks, had it for a short time and now there’s 4 cracks. I’d live with it if I could pick it up for $500.
 

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Yeah like I said it would bother me, just wasn’t going to trade a $2000 guitar for it. I’d still like to have it, fix it properly and enjoy it.
 
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Get a way to film/photo the inside of the guitar under the bridge and towards the back. First charge your phone.
 

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The last time I had some cracks repaired the luthier said she used a suction tool that draws the glue through as it cures leaving barely any hairline marks. Charge like 40 per area cracked or split. . I was very happy.

That looks like the cracks were still wide open when the glue dried. I know it could be fixed, but might be serious labor due to matching the burst.



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