#1
I've got a super astrotone eg-30 and the neck pocket seems to be cracking. Actually I'm quite sure it is, I hear it cracking a little while I play. The visible cracks seem to be quite expansive as well. What I'm wondering is, is there a way to save the body? Or should I just make a new one for all the parts. I have experience making guitars before, but I'd like to save the body. It looks cool and sounds great as well. Pictures for reference Guitar neck pocket crack https://imgur.com/gallery/PSyda
#2
it looks like only stress cracks in the finish.  you should be able to take some acetone on a rag and rub the cracks, this will blend the cracks together and it won't harm the finish.
#3
kentrock it doesn't seem so in person. It looks a lot deeper than that. It makes a cracking noise sometimes when I play. You think I could glue it or something? Or reinforce it somehow?
#4
fischgut99 perhaps back off the tension on the neck plate screws slightly.  to be honest, a break will be easier to repair and will be stronger than a fine crack as you will be able to get even distribution of the glue.  i wouldnt worry too much about it.  its only wood, and its fixable the body won't be trash in any case.

if it makes you feel better, i have a 72 strat that looks worse than that.
Last edited by kentrock at Jul 12, 2017,
#5
kentrock I'll try loosening the screws. I just want to try and find something to prolong the break if not fix it. But I do think I have the competence to fix a break if push comes to shove, so I shouldn't be worrying so much lol
#6
fischgut99 you could try removing the neck and then see what you got.  you could try to put wood glue on the crack but i doubt it would go deep enough in the crack to do any good.  then use a little acetone on the finish to melt the paint together to cover the crack.
#7
or if you think its far enough gone, just split the crack and inject some wood glue with a syringe.
#10
kentrock I definitely will! I don't think it'd break anytime soon even if I didn't do anything. It's just piqued my anxious mind I guess lmao