little crack on fretboard (new brand les paul)
Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:39 AM
Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:02 AM
Is this an actual 1957 LP, or a modern re-issue?
Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:20 PM
Then I'd take it to a luthier locally. See what he says.
It is very possible that the truss rod is causing the crack so a luthier's opinion would be good to have. Does the crack start at or point at the bolt on the truss rod? He'll know if the TR is the cause. This is serious. If this is what it is and you don't get it fixed right then you are looking at a total loss of an expensive instrument because this is a stress fracture caused by TR tension.
PS: don't play it because you will work oil and dirt into the crack. Right now is the best time to fix it.
Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:46 PM