Gibson Es 345 Neck Question

Discussion in 'Restoration & Repair' started by Buddha, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Buddha

    Buddha New Member

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    Hi
    Recently I bought a second hand 345 in mint condition but where the neck
    meets the body there appears to be a crack on the paint. Its not deep. The guitar keeps tuning perfectly.
    Do I have to be concerned? Will it get worse? Is it normal?
    All help would be greatly appreciated..

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  2. Chris Pile

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    First of all, it's nothing to worry about. There will naturally be some movement in the joint. What you should be aware of, is that wood and finishes expand and contract at different rates - and since finishes are more brittle.... they crack first.
     

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