My friend carried his Epiphone acoustic outside (while in it's hardshell case) and the fretboard cracked and came partially off the neck. Now, I'm pretty sure it's because of the cold weather, but it happened almost immediately after he stepped outside. My questions are: how often does this happen? Is it easily repaired or is it a bitch to get fixed?
Last edited by strat335 at Feb 16, 2008,
your friend might be better off just buying a new guitar-or a new neck.
how often does this happen?
How much is the guitar worth?
In that scenario I doubt the cold had much to do with it. It was in a case and it would have taken a few minutes for the cold to get into a closed case. Sounds like a manufacturing flaw.