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Hey guys. I recently did a swirl on my guitar and when i was finished I noticed severe cracking in the guitar even with wax in the holes. I think it was caused because of the dry climate here in Colorado. There are many cracks in the guitar and I am planning on finishing it. But what will those cracks do to my sound and what can I do to repair or maintain these cracks to prevent further problems? I filled a few of the cracks with elmers wood glue. Here some pics of the guitar.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/IbanezJunkie/SwirlRG0 15.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/IbanezJunkie/SwirlRG0 16.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/IbanezJunkie/SwirlRG0 24.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/IbanezJunkie/SwirlRG0 25.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c358/IbanezJunkie/SwirlRG0 23.jpg






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At first glance, looking in the routed sections, it looks like they didn't get a good coat of paint on them. I can see what appears to be wood color which means it's not completely painted. IIRC for a swirl body, there can be NO wood that is unpainted/unsealed or you can get cracking.

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It seems like most of the cracks are coming from screw holes, which may suggest these were not sealed enough. . . possibly

I think if i was doing a swirl i would look at waiting till the guitar had been dipped before drilling any holes.

those cracks around the neck pocket and neck ferrule holes would really worry me,

It really is a very nice swirl!

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A damn shame too, I really love that swirl, one of my favorites by far.


Its rare that I like swirl finishes, but this one is awesome

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