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Old 01-16-2019, 03:33 PM
charles Tauber charles Tauber is offline
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Originally Posted by Mr. Paul View Post
Does it make any sense to use macassar ebony for the repair cleats / bracing beside the center seam for the purpose of making the repair less obvious since it's in such a visible place?
You could request it if you wish, for cosmetic purposes.

If the centre crack runs immediately next to the central seam reinforcement - I'm assuming there is a centre seam reinforcement, as not all guitars have them - it will be difficult to cleat. That is, difficult to straddle the crack with a cleat.

The crack closer to the edge will likely close when properly humidified and might not need a splint. It will be fairly easy to put cleats that straddle that crack. Whether to have them Macassar ebony or spruce, your choice. Functionally it won't matter much.
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