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    Damn.. The top on my django guitar has a friggin` 1/8-1/16" wide split/crack all the way down the middle. Starts at bottom, goes THROUGH the rosette and ends at the fingerboard. So the entire top is basically in two pieces. Oh well. Guess I`ll play it until it comes apart.



    It started as a hairline. I picked it up yesterday and noticed how far it had spread. I keep a sponge in the case but it didn`t help..

  • #2
    Pretty easy repair.
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    • #3
      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...spuce-top-fix-...

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      • #4
        Repair? It sure looks like the top needs replaced. One of my bandmates is a luthier (ASL) but he is out of town.

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        • #5
          You know you're suppose to wet the sponge.



          Btw I used about six sponges in a contractor garbage bag to hydrate.

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          • #6
            I`ve had probably 100 guitars at least over the years and it`s the first time a top has split..BUT I was sort of wandering how many posts it would be b before someone said something like that..

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              • #8
                Oh damn, CC. That doesn't look good.......and it doesn't look like an easy repair, either.
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                • #9
                  I`m not sure how it could be repaired, but I`m no luthier. It looks horrible. Bummer as I really liked this guitar. Guess I`ll start saving my pennies for a new gj box.

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                  • #10
                    These guitars are straight braced and the top is somewhat arched.

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                    • #11
                      A good luthier could inlay a piece of wood into that crack and it would be stabilized, but I've no idea how "invisble" the repair could be made to appear.



                      Shouldn't affect the sound, fortunately.
                      God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                      • #12
                        Sawdust and glue ...

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                        • #13
                          The joint didn't fail but the wood itself split.I wonder what could have caused that?Lack of humidification?

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                          • #14
                            I'd be really surprised if a luthier couldn't fix that. Humidity, glue, clamps, and cleats?

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                            • #15
                              Sorry to hear about the guitar btw.

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