Airline crack

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Shmoo, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Shmoo

    Shmoo Member

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    Following a trans Atlantic flight, my guitar developed a couple of lovely noticeable cracks during handling. will these have affect on the sound? Am I best to just let the cracks exist or could they spread and wreck the instrument? Thanks
     
  2. arthur rotfeld

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    They may or may not get worse, but your guitar endured something severe to get cracked.
    You'll need a good repairman to assess. I hate to say, there's probably more you can't see, such as damage to the bracing. Cracks mean the instrument is structurally unsound, to some degree.
     
  3. rowdyyates

    rowdyyates Supporting Member

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    Finish cracks or wood cracks?
     

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