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    What can I do to repair this crack in this Wolfgang Special?

    I bought this guitar as is (the body was cracked/damaged when the original owner tried to install a kill switch). I used the pickups, neck, etc to upgrade my Wolfgang Standard.

    The crack isnt that noticeable when looking at it at a distance though.






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    Ouch! That's a bad one.
    About the only thing to do there is remove the kill button, and try to force some glue into the cracks, from both sides if possible.
    Gently pushing on one side should open the other, and then kinda pressure feed some Elmers wood glue in the open crack.
    Or maybe some super glue would seep in there, and solidify it.
    After the wood is solidly together again with wood or super glue, you could strip it and refinish it, or try filling the missing finish areas with clear lacquer, and sand and buff back into the existing finish.
    I wouldn't expect it to be to good though.

    Have you considered a Les Paul type pick guard, perhaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    Ouch! That's a bad one.
    About the only thing to do there is remove the kill button, and try to force some glue into the cracks, from both sides if possible.
    Gently pushing on one side should open the other, and then kinda pressure feed some Elmers wood glue in the open crack.
    Or maybe some super glue would seep in there, and solidify it.
    After the wood is solidly together again with wood or super glue, you could strip it and refinish it, or try filling the missing finish areas with clear lacquer, and sand and buff back into the existing finish.
    I wouldn't expect it to be to good though.

    Have you considered a Les Paul type pick guard, perhaps
    I like your pickguard suggestion!
    Last edited by ScottyBHarris; 12.31.18 at 06:02 PM.

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    That looks like it needs a finish refin to me.

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    How did he try to install it, with a hammer?

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    He must have just drilled into the body and not protected the finish with tape or anything. And he probably rushed.
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    Well...y'know...that dang kill switch done killed it alright...
    Last edited by turnbuckle; 12.31.18 at 07:28 PM.
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    That reminded me...

    When I was about 14, I thought I was Rick Nielsen, running back and forth in my room, with my newly acquired explorer copy, when suddenly I tripped on my cord, and went down real hard.
    First thing I noticed was a broken headstock, dangling by it's strings, and held on by it's truss rod cover, starring me back in the face.
    I laughed very hard for quite awhile, and then started learning how to fix guitars
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    I would cut out a piece of thin plain veneer in the shape of the cavity and glue it in. Then redrill the tone, volume and kill switch holes through the veneer. Then I would sand the top down to strip the clear, fill in the crack with wood filler, sand it down smooth and paint it a solid color. It should be good as new, strong and you wont see the crack or any of the damage.

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    Pull the switch out. Leave the hole.
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