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i scored this epi standard with a plus top of ebay friday and she got here today. very good transaction. Here is where i need everyone's advice. The crack is at the heel of the neck and goes to the body on both sides. I took of strings and applied gentle pressure to see if it was a finish crack or wood. It did not move. I did not want to add more tention and felt i should see what you guys think. I am also looking for advice on how to repair wether it be a finish crack or wood.

 

AND, BY ALL MEANS IF YOU THINK I SHOULD SEE A PROFESSION AND NOT TRY THIS REPAIR LET ME KNOW!!!!! other than the crack, the guitar is flawless. for 150.00 i think i did good. but we will see:-k

 

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I had a crack that looked just like that on the opposite end of the neck of my acoustic (mahogany neck also). I know the headstock end will be more susceptible to cracks, but it looked exactly the same. Couldnt tell if it was the finish or the wood. Turns out it was a crack in the wood.

 

Just to err on the side of caution, I'd have it looked at by a pro.

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The thing that makes me suspicious is that the crack runs with the grain.

I believe that the wood is cracked. I've seen this a couple of times.

There is no reason for the finish to crack in that pattern by itself.

You might want to have it checked out by a pro.

I don't mean to be a killjoy, but you do want to have a guitar that will stay set up.

If the neck flexes even a little at the crack, you will not be able to get the proper amount of relief.

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