mgbills wrote:Also, the builder could've built the top cap in two pieces. Which in turn could've contributed to the perceived defect. The line is so symmetrically in the center of the inlay and between the tuning machines. The rest of the symmetry looks near flawless.
mgbills wrote:I can't tell from the photos, but does the finish sag into the imperfection?
mgbills wrote:If you don't mind volunteering…who's the builder?
mgbills wrote:If it is a finish flaw, it can be fixed. Hell, anything with wood can be fixed. But…Wood remembers being a tree! If it isn't killing you to be imperfect, remember the imperfections that grew into Tiger. Tarnished brass. Misalignments in the neck pocket. Blasted out swimming pool for pickups. Atypical alignment of the pickup ring.
NorthboundRain wrote:Another possibility is that a centerline was drawn in pencil during construction and left slight indentation that is only seen now once the finish has sunken in.
In any case you don't seem to have anything to worry about from a structural perspective, especially considering how overbuild Garcia/Alembic style guitars are.
Rusty the Scoob wrote:This looks like finish settling to me... how does the back of the headstock look? I'm in agreement that the neck was probably built in two halves and the joint just settled a little. Personally as long as its stable I'd live with it - sometimes fixing problems causes worse problems.
Pete B. wrote:fwiw, It looks like that center line was there in the "Before" pics.
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