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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bridge anchor crack...fixable?

I'm looking to rescue a 540R, but I'm being told the bridge anchor has a crack (the wood). If it is in fact the wood that has cracked is that something that can be easily repaired or should I avoid like the plague?
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Re: Bridge anchor crack...fixable?

I had this on my RG520. It is very easy to fix and just about any tech (that works with floyds or Ibbys) can fix it.
It will cause maybe a little bit of tuning instability, but not a whole lot, but again, if left unrepaired, could lead to other problems. On that hand, mine was that way for at least 6 months before I knew about it, and was even causing the stud to move up and down! But still, easy to repair, like nothing ever happened!

You can help prevent these problems in the future by using the locking studs if you have those. Those prevent the wood from 'ovalling' which can lead to these cracks and instability.
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Re: Bridge anchor crack...fixable?

Yeah, fixable. I'd imagine you'd drill the hole out and fill with a piece of dowel to get back to a nice solid bit of wood and redrill the anchor hole.
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Re: Bridge anchor crack...fixable?

If there's no wood missing it is possible to fix it by removing the insert and soaking the crack with self-wicking Cyano Acrelate (Super glue). It may take a few coats, but if all the wood is there, it will hold as good as new or better.

Of course pictures of the offending crack would go a long way.

I certainly wouldn't avoid this guitar, but I would use the crack as a bargaining chip.
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If there's no wood missing it is possible to fix it by removing the insert and soaking the crack with self-wicking Cyano Acrelate (Super glue). It may take a few coats, but if all the wood is there, it will hold as good as new or better.

Of course pictures of the offending crack would go a long way.

I certainly wouldn't avoid this guitar, but I would use the crack as a bargaining chip.
Exactly this!
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