acoustic guitar repair

The lengthy crack on this guitar top's lower bout is due to low humidity, but don't fret—these types of cracks

can be repaired.

A guide to dealing with those pesky wood imperfections.

Let's face it: Sometime during the life of an average acoustic guitar, it will likely develop at least a small crack. You are carrying around a wooden box made of exotic hardwoods measuring anywhere from about .090" to .150" in thickness. That's a pretty fragile thing in and of itself. When you factor in that the strings are applying upwards of 180 pounds of force to the top via the bridge, it's really a wonder that guitar bodies hold together at all.

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