Back in 1975 I graduated high school and joined the US Army. In 1976 I found myself stationed in Hanau, Germany. In downtown Hanau I found a music instruments store and bought a Hofner acoustic as my first guitar ever. That guitar traveled with me throughout the entire world where the Army sent me, so it is a very good old friend.
Back in 1993 I made a wooden hanger that grips the neck just below the head. That hanger has been attached to many different walls, but today it still lets me know exactly where in my music room my is Hofner.
My question is this: The guitar still plays like it did back in 1976 but, between the whole and the side edge of the front, the clear coating has a total of seven cracks. These cracks are all parallel to the wooden grain running horizontal. What is the product that I need to get to apply a clear seal on these cracks so the wood is totally sealed again, and the cracks do not lengthen further?
Suggestions will be appreciated.
Just as a bit of further information... My last move forever happened some months ago, but our property was required to be stored for a month and a half in sealed storage. This was towards the end of the summer so the guitar was in a hot sealed storage unit. I first saw the cracks when I took it out of it's case after storage.
Please give me an idea on fixing my old German friend.