A shrinking pickguard cracks the guitar top!

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Issue 177 November 08, 2012

In Dan Erlewine's shop: This Martin D-35 has a cracked top due to the pull of a shrinking plastic pickguard. Dan fixes the problem and shows how to keep this happening from happening again.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Curling, shrinking plastic pulls apart the spruce grain.
  • Making a splint to fill the crack.
  • Using a suction cup to pump glue.
  • Sealing the wood with super glue.
  • Installing a replacement pickguard.

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