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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hairline crack on neck joint

is it possible for these to be more than just finish crack, ie become a wood crack and destroy the guitar?

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Re: Hairline crack on neck joint

if the necks had a bit of abuse then the finish crack can become a crack in the wood also.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 04:41 PM
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Re: Hairline crack on neck joint

Almost every one of my IBZ's (Jems included) have these cracks. Some of which are through the wood. I beat my guitars on the road a ton, and they still hold up after all these years. So although the cracks may look rough... I haven't had any major problems with instability of the guitars.
Check out pix of Vai's guitars. I'm sure his neck pocket cracks are through the wood as well.
You'd have to do some harsh beating on the guitar to cause any major damage with those cracks. The strength in the neck pocket is the screws holding the neck on. Be sure to check them from time to time, and tighten.
Hope that helps answer your question.
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