- Jan 17, 2022
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You have a great attitude Welshtoast! I can only hope I would be so understanding in the same situation. But of course Frono is right, "accidents happen and mistakes can be forgiven"My luthier is a stand-up bloke and when he says he’ll make it right he’ll make it right.
Hope this works out and you'll have a great guitar you can enjoy! To me this is a masterclass on how to handle a situation like this.I know you've all been waiting with baited breath for an update on this...
The luthier has mostly glued up the split with only a small section on one side to go. He's trying to avoid using cleats if possible (his rationale is that he tries to avoid adding wood mass during repairs), and he's fairly confident they won't be necessary for strength because of the amount of glueing surface between the split parts of the block. They should hold the guitar together very reliably.
It may still come down to putting some cleats along parts of the split sides to prevent flexing of the glue joint.
From here he's going to finish the glueing and start on filling, staining, and applying coats of nitro. It'll be a slow process due to the slow curing times for nitro! I'll take some photos along the way if I can.
This is one type of repair where I wouldn't object to cleats being used to reinforce the repair work. Just make sure he doesn't glue the cleats on the exterior.....It may still come down to putting some cleats along parts of the split sides to prevent flexing of the glue joint.