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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2003, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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cracked neck joint or cracked paint?

On the corners of my AANJ RG350, there are two cracks on both sides of the joint, my question is how can you tell if it's just a paint crack or a cracked wood?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2003, 11:19 PM
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This has been covered a great many times in the forums, and there will be 1395726492 people who will say "My AANJ guitars NEVER HAVE IT!!!! NONE OF THEM!!!!" and there will be those who say they do...

In the end, if you wanna see, take the neck off and look at the inside area of the neck pocket. If the crack goes through all the way (unlikely), it's a crack in the wood. More than likely, it's just a finish crack there where the body is flexing at it's thinnest points as the strings raise and lower in pitch and tension. These cracks are usually harmless. I have them on most of my guitars, (BOTH AANJ and the older heels) and some don't. Usually to be expected, and not to worry about them. Unless you're one of those previously mentioned people who wanna argue the point endlessly that it's a flaw and we're all gonna die because of it...
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