OP is talking about the nut area. The cracks in Evo run through her *body* and are a much more serious problem. Steve's pretty much retired Evo because of this, hasn't he?JJEMMER777 said:As far as I know not critical in any way other than looks. (as long as the actual neck isnt cracked) They usually happen from a hard knock on the neck, or tightening the mounting bolts too tight. Have you ever seen a close up of Steve Vai's main Jem EVO??? It has massive open cracks where the neck meets the body. Somene please correct me if I'm wrong but they shouldn't effect playablity at all.
Actually EVO has been repaired by Ibanez. They were able to inject some type of substance into the body of the guitar to hold it together. Was not able to get specific info from Michael "Mikey" Mesker or Steve Himself... other than the guitar is for all intents and purposes... fixed and road worthy. No tuning stability issues at this time (i.e., 2005 Real Illusions: Reflections tour).JTM45 said:...unlike the cracks on Evo, which are serious cracks going right into the bodies wood (and getting worse!).