Jump to content

Hairline Neck Crack on Acoustic Guitar

Recommended Posts


This is a Hoffner Acoustic - Model HAS-DC01-N.

It has had a couple of falls, but it had a recent fall after which it got this neck crack. I continued playing the guitar, trying to ignore the problem, but realized it only gets worse. I unstrung the guitar and let it be for almost 2 weeks, so that the crack doesn't grow due to string tension (I use lights .10s D'Addario Phosphor Bronze). I wanted to take it to a luthier but there are no real professional luthiers where I live, and partly because I've been ripped off by them is the reason I didnt visit one. I looked up online and it seems, it is fairly simple to fix the crack (mine in this case, as other cracks might be complicated to fix them yourself if you don't know what you're doing). But I'm a little skeptical. I would appreciate any help, on how to fix this guitar.

Can I just fix it with glue, or will I have to necessarily take it to a professional?

What kind of Glue should I get? Brand names wont help because they wont be available here. The type of glue would be helpful.

And anything else, ie. The process, the healing time. Anything which you think would be beneficial for me to know about



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would get the strings on and enough tension to open the crack. Then using a syringe filled with a good quality wood glue (Titebond is the normal choice), inject it into the crack. Slacken the strings slightly to close the crack a little.  Wipe off any excess glue and then leave to cure for 48 hours. 

Should be good.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...