Hairline crack in the wood or lacquer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Danielg1901, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Danielg1901


    Jun 9, 2020
    A7E50BA4-2489-42F4-8CCD-67FDE944BE23.jpeg A805731C-095C-4789-820A-7F7D40520040.jpeg E3F3F2D4-1153-4197-A090-E9199EB736FA.jpeg Hi all,

    Should I be worried about this? It doesn’t look like a crack through to the wood, and I’m hoping it’s just the lacquer which has a crack along it. I’ve seen about people wicking superglue into the crack, so I will do that, but I wanted to first get people’s opinions.

    It was an oversight when I bought this Precision 51 this week, but at £350 it was a bargain.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    From what I can see it’s the wood. It’s actually a “relatively common” Crack on headstocks. I’ve seen that mainly in pre cbs basses, except it starts from the tuner hole.
  3. Danielg1901


    Jun 9, 2020
    Yikes! I guess the way to fix this is wick some superglue or wood glue into the crack? I’m not sure how I’m going to open it up to make sure the glue gets in there...