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Thunderbird neck...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Spiffmeister, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Spiffmeister

    Spiffmeister Meister of the Spiffs

    Apr 26, 2012
    Hi guys,

    Yesterday at rehearsal I noticed what appear to be 2 cracks on the neck of my Gibson Thunderbird, where the neck is connected to the body. It's only on one side of the neck, the other sides is OK. Other than that, the bass is flawless.

    The bass is less than a year old, so I'm rather worried... I'm not sure however whether this is the neck falling apart, or the finish breaking apart, or just a fault in the finish I only notice now...

    Any advice? Should I take it back to the music store or have it checked out by my luthier first?

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  2. Hi.

    Don't worry, those are not cracks in the wood.

    NT Thunderbird and Firebird wings are glued onto V-grooves like that.

    The very Gibsonish way of using non-seasoned wood just makes the glue line more visible on some instruments and may cause the finish to crack as a result.

  3. funnyfingers


    Nov 27, 2005
  4. Spiffmeister

    Spiffmeister Meister of the Spiffs

    Apr 26, 2012
    Awesome, thanks for the info and the reassurance! :)
  5. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Looks like expansion cracks in the finish to me.

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