How do you repair guys deal with this finish when repairing cracks, etc. or do you just refuse to work on them? They're very frustrating!!
The guitar I have in my shop has a wood crack all the way up the back. This was sent to me by a small dealer who works out of a large antique shop and I would assume it was very dry and hot in there, it's only open 4 days a week, the fingerboard and bridge were extremely dry, I put some re-conditioner on them. One section of the crack between a brace and binding I could not get close, I think the brace would have to be removed to get it to close which I didn't do. It's almost like the glue softened the back cracked and then the glue hardened. ??????
Fox Haven Lutherie