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« on: October 19, 2009, 08:28:34 PM »

Hoping to get a little advise from those of you who know more than me (which is nothing!) about repair.  I have a Michael Kelly Dragonfly III Mandolin that I loaned to a friend last winter and when it came back it had a small crack coming off of the upper F hole.  I had Jim Triggs look at it from Triggs Guitars (awesome guitars by the way, you should check them out) and he said that I could do it myself by taking elmers wood glue and putting a bead over the crack and then flexing the wood until bubbles came out of the crack.  Then just wipe away the excess and it should be fine.  The only thing that bothers me it that he was under the impression that it was a laminate top when I showed it to him.  Would there be any difference since it is actually a solid top mandolin?  The crack is not big and I actually think it's just a finish crack, but it's actually a nice mandolin and I don't want to screw it up.  Any advise would be appreciated.  Thanks guys.

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