Top cracks :: 2004 Gibson SJ-200

This Gibson jumbo is showing the effects of this cold dry winter with a few top cracks.  A portion of the center seam was open and needed to be humidified, glued and cleated.  Along both sides of the fingerboard extension are top cracks running clean into the sound hole.  These cracks were glued and reinforced with a single large cross-grain patch that follows just inside of the sound hole and butts up against the fingerboard brace.