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headstock crack

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by brachal, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. brachal


    Jan 7, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    Hello. I just received a new Gibson Thunderbird. There's a small v-shaped crack in the finish just above the nut. You can feel it if you run your finger over it. I think it's just the veneer ... is that possible? I'm hoping it's not the wood, but it's hard to tell. Everything seems solid. Any advice is appreciated.

  2. Can you get a pic?
  3. brachal


    Jan 7, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    Thanks for the reply. Don't have a digital camera handy. Looking at it more closely (for most of the day), I've decided to send it back to Gibson for a replacement. There shouldn't be any cracks in a brand new guitar.
  4. Hookus


    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    You beat me to your own right answer. I would not accept a crack in a one hundred dollar guitar, much less a one thousand dollar guitar.