Guitar Repair: Fix Small Cracks

The guitar is among the most preferred instrument in creating music next to the piano. So if your guitar gets broken, it could be a major dilemma.

Small cracks in the ceiling or frame can be easily repaired by themselves, as long as they are not too deep. In addition, no piece of the ceiling or frame should be missing. This repair requires some work, but repairing cracks is often very expensive for the guitar maker. Keep in mind that this repair is only for acoustic or semi-acoustic guitars necessary. Guitars without hollow bodies are simply refilled and repainted.

Fixing Old Guitar (Body & Frame Restoration) Useless to Useful

The tools you need are not as complex as an impact driver (Dewalt impact driver sale). You will need screw clamps, strong wood glue, sanding paper (thicknesses 320, 400, and 2000 or finer), pointed nail file, fine brushes, microfiber cloths, cotton cloths, toothpaste, lubricating soap, water, clear varnish, and crepe tape.

  • First, string the guitar, place it on a cotton cloth. It must lie with the body straight on the surface, otherwise, there will be damage to the neck.
  • Now remove the nail file and remove the paint around the breaking point. This makes it easier to detect the crack.
  • Now take 320 sandpaper and smear the breaking point. Then use a brush to remove possible dust.
  • Apply a thin layer of glue to the crack. If there is a crack on the ceiling, you should work in the glue with slight movements of the ceiling. Carefully remove excess glue with a small spatula or ruler.
  • Carefully place the screw clamp in close proximity to the crack. One of the screw-enforcer should be attached to the body, the other to the table. Now you have to wait several hours to days for the glue to dry completely. In between, always check whether the glue is dry and whether the ceiling is arching. If the ceiling curves, you must carefully increase the pull of the screw clamp.
  • After drying, grind the surface around the crack again with a 400-seat sanding paper. Now you can apply a second layer of glue if you want to seal the place. After that, wait, but don’t apply any more screw clamps.
  • Clean the area with a brush and a damp microfiber cloth. Now glue the wood around the crack and paint it with clear varnish.
  • You can then treat the clear coat with 2000 sandpaper and a soap layer of detergent and water. Then paint again if some spots have become uneven.
  • Finally, polish the crack with lubricating soap. After a layer of lubricating soap, toothpaste follows to enable the usual clear coat gloss. Alternatively, use a fine polish.6