Crack on neck?!

Did this some time back to my Hello Kitty guitar. Wasn’t the best result but I guess it got the job done.

I found a crack along the neck near the neck joint of the Hello Kitty Strat.

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Not sure how it happened because I hadn’t drop the guitar or anything. Perhaps the weather or neck fit caused it. While the crack did not get bigger or wider, Guitarbear reckons it’s a good idea to “seal” it to avoid more moisture getting into the wood. So work began by removing the neck from body.

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It’s always fun to see what’s under the hood so here are some photos I took after neck removal. Not the best craftsmanship here as expected at this price point.

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Here we can see that the crack extends into the joint area, and there’s in fact another smaller split which was out of sight until we separated the neck from body. More suspicions that it’s climate change or neck fit that caused the wood to give way.

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I used superglue to seal the crack. Go with a toothpick to reduce the mess.

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The F clamp was on duty to hold things in place. Be sure to use a soft cloth so that you don’t damage the surface.

Work resumed the next day because I prefer to give at least a day for the superglue to fully cure.

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Sanding from 400, 600, 1000, 1500 and 2000 gave a nice smooth surface. You won’t feel the cracks when you run your fingers through, but the lines of the crack are still visible. No problems because the most important thing is to seal the crack.

These China custom made no brand guitars can be quite fun even if they are not the most well-made instruments. The kids like it too. 🙂

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