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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Crack in body where neck mounts

I just saw that my 540p's body has some tiny cracks where the neck mounts to it. It may have been that way for the ten + years I've had it, it took someone else to bring it to my attention. He also told me it was pretty common. It almost looks like it could just be the laquer and not the wood...but I'm not sure. I've read some other posts about doing dowel repairs and I was thinking about pulling the neck and doing something like that if the wood is cracked. I'm actually a machinist.. so I know I could do a quality job, but I'm not a woodworker and don't know much about guitars so I was looking for some advice. Thanks, Tom
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 02:20 AM
 
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Re: Crack in body where neck mounts

Neck pocket surface cracks are common to virtually all older models. If you're comfortable with removing the neck and checking the underlying wood do so, but the majority of these cracks are paint only.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, I had a feeling it was something like that because they don't go in a direction that makes any sense. They look like an eyelash starting at the pocket corner. To me a structural crack would head straight towards the weakest point. I'm going to keep playing it with the same ignorant bliss I had before.
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They angled the cut to wider at the joint on around '03/'04+ Jems so they wont crack in time.
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pics of your 540P?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Crack in body where neck mounts

I can't post a pic here right now because I need my wife to show me how to resize it , but you did see it in the 540 pII thread in "other ibanez guitars" . It was the orange one that I sold and was able to buy back after realizing I had made a mistake. Tom
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... you did see it in the 540 pII thread in "other ibanez guitars" . It was the orange one that I sold and was able to buy back after realizing I had made a mistake.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Crack in body where neck mounts

So my wife and I go to guitar center the other day to get some strings and she out of curiosity started picking up some of the new guitars and out of about the first 5 or so she found two with huge neck pocket cracks. One was an Ibanez & I don't remember what the other was. I know that the showroom guitars get abused, but dam.... I wouldn't think they'd be that delicate.
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