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dmemphis
Posted 2017-12-03 7:57 PM (#538222)
Subject: 1619 Neck - hairline crack


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This is my 2nd post, following the saddle problem I put
on the Welcome forum.

I remembered I also have this flaw on the guitar:

https://imgur.com/a/aNT3I

Looking for suggestions for repair, thanks!
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FlySig
Posted 2017-12-04 8:05 AM (#538224 - in reply to #538222)
Subject: Re: 1619 Neck - hairline crack



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Posts: 3743

Location: Utah
My take is the frets would need to be pulled and the wood sanded. Then fill the gap and re-fret. Structurally the gap doesn’t worry me, so you can safely ignore the defect if you want to.

My opinion is if you are going to fix it the do a complete re-fret.
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dmemphis
Posted 2017-12-04 8:14 PM (#538235 - in reply to #538222)
Subject: Re: 1619 Neck - hairline crack


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I see your logic!
Thanks for adding that it structurally isn't a problem. That eases my concerns.
It seems to me prudent then to let it go until a fret job is deemed necessary.
For now the frets are OK with me.
Thanks very much!
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leonardmccoy
Posted 2017-12-05 12:38 AM (#538239 - in reply to #538222)
Subject: Re: 1619 Neck - hairline crack



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Location: Katmandu

If the hairline crack is only in the fretboard possibly due to expansion/contraction caused by shifts in temperature or humidity, there are no structural concerns to worry about. Refretting and sealing, if the latter is even viable, seem over the top for such a minor, rather cosmetic defect.



Edited by leonardmccoy 2017-12-05 12:40 AM
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2017-12-05 1:32 AM (#538240 - in reply to #538222)
Subject: Re: 1619 Neck - hairline crack



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Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
I would just oil the fingerboard with Mineral Oil and see if it closes up.
If it you don't feel it when you play, I would not worry about it.
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James Smith
Posted 2017-12-14 5:11 AM (#538338 - in reply to #538222)
Subject: RE: 1619 Neck - hairline crack


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Posts: 34

Location: João Pessoa, Brazil
The fretboard seems to be a low humidity problem. If you look at the Randy Schartiger videos on YouTube, he addresses this problem often. He also recommends linseed oil for the fretboard. For your crack I think he would use super low viscosity CA glue. I have 2 hairline cracks in the top of my model 2778 Elite. I was confident that they were in the finish but took it to a local luthier here in Brazil. He agreed but used the same CA glue and a little compression. The cracks have nearly disappeared and he felt there would be no problem. I marked the ends with black marker (the top is black) so I can keep a close eye on them.

Your saddle is the same as is on the Elite. I don't know how often those were used but I can't complain. It plays beautifully although the volume is not as loud as I would like. I rarely play it unplugged so no problem. The tone is great and it looks terrific.

Your saddle does look a bit more worn than is ideal. You might try the baking soda and superglue repair others have recommended. Randy Schartiger uses a variant of that with bone dust instead of baking soda. I am going to use a different glue, Locktite 60 second Universal Glue, that I have had great success with in various projects. It give you more working time (60 seconds is rather optimistic) but is at least as strong as superglue.

Please keep us posted on your solutions. I have a lot to learn and like to hear about anything that works.

Edited by James Smith 2017-12-14 5:14 AM
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