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Fixing a cracked guitar tailblock with the Scissor Jack


Issue 277 January 12, 2017



A hard knock on a strap button will crack an acoustic guitar’s tailblock. Alex Whitman at TR Crandall Guitars in New York City shows a clever way to close that crack for gluing! Dan Erlewine collected this Trade Secret at their repair shop.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkDan Erlewine visits a great guitar shop in NYC
  • checkmarkNew use for a Scissor Jack: horizontal pressure instead of vertical
  • checkmarkAlex Whitman’s idea uses dowels and repair magnets

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