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Setting a cleat with a guitar string :: 1969 Guild Mark III
Now that the neck and bridge are reset, I'm moving onto a hairline side crack. Here I'm using an unwound guitar string along with a cleat pulling jig to both align the crack and set a reinforcement cleat inside. Note that the string's ball end is clipped off and retied to avoid the windings as we want to keep the hole through the side as small as possible (0.008" in this case).
Next up will be to touch up the finish around this crack, make a new saddle and install an Anthem LR Baggs pickup.
Neck reset final fit :: 1969 Guild Mark III
Whew! Guild neck resets are always a little more involved but this guy is just about ready to glue up. Guilds use a shallow dovetail angle so the fit is more critical than others. Time to buff out the finish repairs around the joint, glue, clamp and drink a beer.