The treble side top crack running from the high e to the tail was repaired. Now it's time for the bass side crack running from the A string bridge pin hole to the tail. This crack was repaired before by another repair person, then repaired by myself using the standard cleating method (small rectangular cleats). Since this guitar is exposed to less-than-ideal conditions, I'm removing the old cleats and re-repairing this crack with TJ Thompson's full cleat method.
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This late 90's SCGC has been in the shop before and is back in for more structural issues. Two nagging top cracks need to be addressed along with a few loose back braces. Below is a video of gluing up the rear treble side back brace end.
Dried-out Fret Level :: Gitane DG-455 [4.0 lbs]
This past winter took it's toll on this thinline gypsy jazz guitar. The guitar had dried out to the point of the strings touching the frets, along with top cracks along the fingerboard extension. The fingerboard also developed cracks where the frets were pushing out the ends of the board. The cracks were all glued and the sharp / raised frets were leveled and dressed.
Leveling Frets :: Gitane DG-455
This guy had a rough winter. Along with uneven frets, the top dried out so much that the strings were touching the frets when it came in. A few weeks in a humidified shop has brought the action up significantly.