I am looking at possibly buying a Gibson SG Standard bass with the original hardshell case, but it has a small (shallow?) crack (or scratch?) on the top side of the neck down about a 1/4", slanting up stopping about a 1/4" shy of the the nut. The length of this crack/scratch is maybe 1 1/4" long. The rest of the bass looks to be in very good condition. Maybe it's just a surface scratch. I thought it was just a scratch by looking at the closeup picture. The seller did say he thought is was more than a scratch. I wonder if it is a hairline or deeper. Who can really know for sure without possibly an Xray, even if that is possible. The bass is in the state too far from where I live so I can't easily look at it. My first thought was that it probably could be easily repaired with some good glue a clamp and a slight touch up of the original red cherry color 24 hours later. Is there a chance the crack could be deeper than the glue could reach and the crack could spread later on and cause more damage? I guess the thing on this repair job would be is how deep is this crack, and can the glue fix it? I have always heard that glued parts of wood became stronger than the original piece one piece of wood. Should I forget about it even though it is a very good price?