Is this the death of this body?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Amelia, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Amelia

    Amelia Squier Talker

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    I've got this cheap strat style body of unknown origin (Samick maybe) and I just found crack in the bridge area. Does it doom this to the wood pile?
     

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Looks like maybe just a finish crack? It doesn't look bad to me....you could drop fill with some superglue carefully.....
     
  3. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    Is it actually in the wood, or just the finish?

    If you can see the wood grain, does it follow the grain, or is it perfectly straight as if it's a glue lamination coming apart?
     
  4. Amelia

    Amelia Squier Talker

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    It appears to be in the wood...tough to get a decent pic.
     

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  5. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

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    You can fix it easy enough. Glue on a shim inside the Trem area then use super glue to seep into the surface cracks. just rough up the paint in the trem area you will put the wood shim on.
     
  6. Amelia

    Amelia Squier Talker

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    Cool, thanks!
     
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  7. Michael7

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  8. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

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    I would glue it and forget about it. Since it's a 6 screw the weight is spread out on the other screws. Even if you didn't do anything it would probably be ok, if you glue the crack it will great.
     
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  9. Deepblankspace

    Deepblankspace Squier-Meister

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    I was thinking do some rough sanding and see how far the crack goes on the first pic.
    On the trem cavity i would just go with warm super glue. Ive had a squire with a full broken underbridge
    Murdered it with super glue and sanded everything even.
     
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