#1
Mmkay, so I recently re-acquired a guitar I previously owned, a Dean Cadillac Select. I was the original the second owner of the guitar and it was extremely new when I first got it. However, I noticed that there were a few small cracks in the clear where the neck was set onto the body (only on the side facing up when in playing position).

When I got it back, the cracks were perhaps even more visible than before, and the neck had a little more curve than it should've. I adjusted the truss accordingly about a week ago and noticed that it appears as though the cracks never existed. Seeing as this the only guitar with a set-net I've ever had, I'm curious as to whether this is something common? The integrity of the joint is nothing to be concerned about, correct?

Any input is appreciated.
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Last edited by Steve-Mo at Jan 3, 2010,
#2
Got pics? You often see little cracks around the neck joint area, where its quite a tight fit and something has moved naturally a little bit causing it to crack, as long as the crack is just in the finish you've nothing to worry about.




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Got pics? You often see little cracks around the neck joint area, where its quite a tight fit and something has moved naturally a little bit causing it to crack, as long as the crack is just in the finish you've nothing to worry about.


That's what I figured, but I wanted to make sure. It's been bothering me since I noticed it. Thank you!

Unfortunately I didn't take pics of the cracks beforehand. I doubt I could capture them with my camera anyway.
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#4
Speaking of pictures though, heres a picture of the guitar with a Artec Alinco 5 blade humbucker at the bridge. Putting gold covers on tomorrow when the post office opens, should look sexy (I hate mis-matching pickups). The humbucker is actually rather impressive, pretty hot with a nice crunchy low end. Metal players interested in cheap pickups should definitely give them a shot.
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Strngely,I've always loved the look of Caddy's
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#6
ive always loved Cadillacs too. if they just didnt have that damn V headstock. totally ruins it for me.

On the crack thing, my Douglas had somethin like that when i got it too. and when i adjusted the truss rod a little, i noticed they dont look as bad now. and the neck seems sturdy to me so id say its nothing to worry about.
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