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Peegoo
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Nov 6th, 2017 08:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Har!

Hey, tiller2 is the one that brought up devil-may-care, not me!

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Nov 7th, 2017 07:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, rev, I impress myself sometimes...

I will indeed take a crack at fixing this thing; I'll use Peegoo's method, but I'm also considering heavy magnets from Stew Mac to clamp on cleats I'd make from a piece of mahogany I have. Might as well learn something new.

I'll take my time and tackle the easiest cracks first. I might outsource the crack with the dent, or not.


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Nov 7th, 2017 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Those 'crack repair magnets' at Stooge Mac are plain ol' neo mags that are a bog standard part.

You can get them much cheaper from Amazon or Fleabay.

SS2

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Nov 20th, 2017 06:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Little late to this thread... in reference to Titebond II... The Martin tech (Martin certified) I use says NO. It's a water resistant glue and difficult (can't) be steamed loose if needed at a later date if additional repairs are needed.

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Nov 21st, 2017 07:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks SS2, since I'm addressing side cracks I don't know why they would need to be opened up later.

I've received my magnets but now am focusing on a song recording project before I work on the guitar...

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Nov 21st, 2017 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Play it with the cracks and just enjoy it for now!

SS2

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Nov 22nd, 2017 06:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

tiller2... there's a certified CFM tech in Edgewater MD that I found to be very reasonable price wise (noticeably in comparison).... I've used him for a neck reset and pick guard crack repair and no complaints.

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