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Thompson Crack Repair Cleat

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Thompson Crack Repair Cleat Spruce

Spruce

Item # 4613
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$5.00

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Thompson Crack Repair Cleat Mahogany

Mahogany

Item # 4615
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$5.00

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Thompson Crack Repair Cleat Rosewood

Rosewood

Item # 4614
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$6.25

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Thompson Crack Repair Cleat

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Fix a cracked guitar top without hampering the tone
Thin, strong wood patches for gluing cracks shut. These cleats are the heart of T.J. Thompson's Top Crack Corrector.

Feather-thin and flexible, these cleats are light and responsive like the soundboard itself. The rounded tops taper down to nothing at the edges, and the grain is cut crosswise—making them strong for gluing cracks.

T.J. Thompson, famous for restoring vintage Martins, manufactures these cleats to use in his own shop. They’re shaped to fit the acrylic cauls of his Top Crack Corrector.

Available in spruce, rosewood or mahogany for repairs on Martins, Gibsons and other acoustic guitars.

Width: 3/8" (9.53mm)
Thickness: 1/16" (1.59mm)
Length: Rosewood is 4" (102mm); spruce and mahogany are 6" (152mm)


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4.0

Worked fine

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Used to fix a crack in the side, Seagull 25th Anniversary solid mahogany. Worked fine.

5.0

As advertised

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This worked perfectly for the intended application

5.0

Lightweight

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Excellent, lightweight, easy to cut and shape

5.0

A Must for Crack Repair

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I purchased this to repair a crack in an acoustic guitar top. It had been allowed to dry out, creating a 5" crack. By cleating the crack between top braces, the crack is now stabilized and should not be a problem in the future.

5.0

Perfect for my needs

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I purchased one of these spruce strips to repair a crack in the sitka spruce top on my Martin OM. The crack, which developed mainly as a result of the guitar drying out, is located on the lower bout, extending along the grain from the treble side of the bridge to the binding next to the heel block. This is a very active area of the soundboard so I wanted something stronger than just filling the crack with glue (which had completely closed up after re-humidifying the guitar). This "cleat" is perfect. It's very light and flexible which, contrary to another reviewer, is what I wanted. No thick diamond cleats - I needed something that will move with the soundboard but also cover the length of the crack (the soundboard on this guitar is very thin.) I used a bunch of strong magnets to make sure the cleat was seated properly upon gluing. Totally pleased with the results. Not too thin - just right!

2.0

Thin

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Too thin !