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    Hey guys....

    I need some advice from the seriously verteran guitar dudes around here. I've got a guitar with cracks in the finish around the neck joint. How serious is this and what kind of effect can/would this have on the guitar in the forseeable or long range future?

    Thanks guys!

    Mike


    Here are a couple pics:

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    Re: Neck joint problems...need advice!

    Id have to see it, but usually its only the finish
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    • #3
      Re: Neck joint problems...need advice!

      You Didn't mention how old the guitar is? After a few years of exposure to the elements, And a lot of heavy use. I've seen many guitars develope stress cracks
      in the finish in the neck joint area. ( Even Strat's!!) From the pics you supplied
      it does'nt look like a structural problem?
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      • #4
        Re: Neck joint problems...need advice!

        This guitar is about 21 years old. Is this pretty common with older instruments?

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        • #5
          Re: Neck joint problems...need advice!

          Do the cracks in-/decrease if you pull/push the neck?
          If no it's only the finish
          If yes ...., bring it to your luthier and he can will tell you (hopefully for free)
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          • #6
            Re: Neck joint problems...need advice!

            They don't seem to change any when I push or pull the neck, though I'm nervous about pushing too hard. Would this kind of finish crack seriously effect the resale value of a semi-collectable vintage instrument?

            Thanks guys!

            Mike

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            • #7
              Re: Neck joint problems...need advice!

              I'd say take it to a reputable repair facility and have it checked. The photos don't really show much.. But it could just be laquer checks, nothig structural.
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