warriorXT96
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Hey all, I have Jackson Warrior XT and it was pre owned before I had it, and I just recently noticed 2 large semi-deep cracks and one hairline crack along the neck joint. It's a bolt on neck btw. Is there anything I can do to fill in these holes?
Last edited by warriorXT96 at Nov 16, 2012,
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If they are cracks in the finish, then they are harmless. Neck pocket finish cracks are very common. There's really no way to fix that though, not with a poly finish.
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That looks like a pretty sugnificant crack. It is on top and bottom of the neck pocket correct?

does the guitar separate at all when a little pressure is applied?
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warriorXT96
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Quote by Robbgnarly
That looks like a pretty sugnificant crack. It is on top and bottom of the neck pocket correct?

does the guitar separate at all when a little pressure is applied?



The cracks are on the sides connecting to the body itself. And no it doesn't separate when pressure is applied. Haven't taken the neck off yet.
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take the neck off and see if the cracks extend to the inside of the pocket.
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warriorXT96
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#8
I'll be changing strings soon, I'll do it then. But judging by the way the crack looks, it doesn't seem to go very deep, just enough to show nonpainted wood.
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#9
well if it plays good and still holds tunning fine, I'd leave it be if they are not cracked through the guitar.
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It's doing just fine, probably been this way since before I bought it. Maybe the reason behind why the previous owners traded it in. I never really play it much unless I'm gigging with some friends. But it plays and keeps tuning just fine for a Floyd Rose guitar
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#11
The cracks in the corners are probably finish cracks. It seems unlikely that cracks in the wood would move in such a consistent diagonal line. The one in the back is probably a finish crack as well, but that's a less common area, so you should check it out the next time you have the neck off. However, it's hard to imagine that the wood would crack there, since there's a neck plate on the guitar.
warriorXT96
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#12
Is it something I should REALLY worry about? Cause if so I'll go buy new strings as soon as I can and check it out.
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Quote by warriorXT96
Is it something I should REALLY worry about? Cause if so I'll go buy new strings as soon as I can and check it out.

Only if it starts to grow. But even then, if it's just a finish crack, then it's harmless and there's nothing you can do. Personally, I wouldn't even bother taking the neck off to check it out, but if you really want to you could just wait until the next string change.
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#14
If it breaks, it breaks. But! If it ain't broke don't fix it. Play the shit out of it. It'd actually be much easier to repair if it did go kaboom! and break off. Right now, even if it was deep enough, it'd be nearly impossible to repair. Also! I'd wager that it is most certainly a finish crack.
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If you can get it to open up, then you can reglue it - there are a few tricks to spread the gap and force glue into the crack.
Like LeviMan says though, a full break is actually easier to fix and you usually get a nice strong repair in that case.
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#16
I would just leave it.
My Ibanez has had cracks on both sides of the neck joint for 10+ years and i've dropped it and banged it up plenty without any signs of it becoming a problem.
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Quote by warriorXT96
It's doing just fine, probably been this way since before I bought it. Maybe the reason behind why the previous owners traded it in. I never really play it much unless I'm gigging with some friends. But it plays and keeps tuning just fine for a Floyd Rose guitar

Lol...floyds are about as stable as you can get.
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#18
Neck pocket cracks is a "non-issue", just cosmetic.

Don't bother!