#1
Alright me being the idiot I am.. I put my martin in its soft case on top of my car... and I was cleanign some things out of the passenger seat and i got a phone call and proceeded to get into the car and back out of the driveway. So i drove for about a half a mile with my guitar on my car when I went over a speed bump and something hit the ground behind me to see in rearview mirror my guitar case in the middle of the street. It was terrible.

So i pulled over and held my breath as i unzipped the case... Luckily there was only around a 4 inch crack on the back edge. When you look at it from the inside of the guitar you can only see a tiny thin beam of light coming through. Id say two quarter inch spots


Its on the edge connecting the side wood to the back wood on the guitar.


So my question is... Is it imperative to fix it? Will it get worse? the sound of the guitar is the same but im worried that with the tension it will get bigger and be a harder thing to fix in the future?
#2
damn man. since it's a martin i would say get it fixed immediately.

how can you let that happen to a martin? :/
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#4
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you dont deserve a martin if you treat it like that


Not that stupid.

This was stupid:
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#5
^ I doubt most cab drivers know how much violins are worth.
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#6
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Alright me being the idiot I am.. I put my martin in its soft case on top of my car... and I was cleanign some things out of the passenger seat and i got a phone call and proceeded to get into the car and back out of the driveway. So i drove for about a half a mile with my guitar on my car when I went over a speed bump and something hit the ground behind me to see in rearview mirror my guitar case in the middle of the street. It was terrible.

So i pulled over and held my breath as i unzipped the case... Luckily there was only around a 4 inch crack on the back edge. When you look at it from the inside of the guitar you can only see a tiny thin beam of light coming through. Id say two quarter inch spots


Its on the edge connecting the side wood to the back wood on the guitar.


So my question is... Is it imperative to fix it? Will it get worse? the sound of the guitar is the same but im worried that with the tension it will get bigger and be a harder thing to fix in the future?


If the crack is going in the same direction as the grain of the wood then there shouldnt be much of a problem. the crack shouldnt get any bigger. if the crack is going perpendicular to the grain then you really will need to get it fixed.
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#7
Yea it was pretty retarded... but i mean lets be serious thats not how i "treat" my guitar... just a brain lapse.

The crack is along the edge of the guitar.. the corner holding the side wood to the back.

so its not on the wood but between two peices of wood...

but it is going along the curve of the guitar along the edge
#8
Well... it's always safer to get it checked out. Depending on where it is, it may get larger.
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#9
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#12
it can't hurt to get it repaired, but it may hurt to leave it

i think you know what to do
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#13
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damn man. since it's a martin i would say get it fixed immediately.

how can you let that happen to a martin? :/



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#14
Wow! So big deal, he cracked his martin! **** happens. Give it a rest already! What are you guys, two years old?
#15
Yeah, it was dumb, but... it already happened. No sense beating him up about it.

So how about some real info on the problem?

A crack in the back of the guitar isn't going to affect the tone as much as it would if it were in the top. This is good for you.

It shouldn't be a horribly difficult thing to repair... and (more good news for you) it sounds like because of the location, the cosmetic issue could probably be disguised with binding and/or purfling.

Find a luthier in your area and get an estimate.
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