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Pulling dents & closing cracks :: 1971 Guild D25M
This side crack was damaged during shipping (shown here). Here is a dent that is being pulled shut with a guitar string, a cleat puller and a mahogany cleat inside the guitar. The spool clamps are closing the remaining crack. Next up will be installing a few more cleats on this crack, then addressing a couple other side cracks.
2014 Martin Custom X Series D :: high pressure laminate explosion
This X series Martin Dreadnought has high pressure laminate (HPL, Formica, etc) back and sides. The guitar slipped off of a strap and fell onto a hardwood floor. The back broke loose from the treble side (neck-to-tail block) through the linings. The first back brace was also split on the bass side. Here everything is being glued back together with a combination of spool clamps, cam clamps, scissor jack and brace jack. Luckily this was not solid mahogany, else the damage would have been much worse.