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1619 Neck - hairline crack

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


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Posts: 4

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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Posts: 216

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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Posts: 9997

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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