Well I got my Breedlove tail piece and installed it today and it looks nice and sounds great, not original for sure and not sure if it will stay or not but going to see how I feel about it in a week or so....
I also installed a strap button with the tailpiece and decided to put one on the back of the base of the neck. I pre-drilled a small hole and installed it. after tying on the strap and checking this fit and position of the mandolin which I like verry much I was looking at my handy work to find a crack in the wood from the strap button. After catching my breath I removed the button allowing the crack to close back up.
Any recomendations? Should I reinstall the screw and inject some glue in the crack with a neddle and then remove the screw and fill the screw hole?
I can't believe this has happen, I must have drilled the hole too small or something. I would really like to have the button back there but don't want to ruin the mandolin.
Any sujestions would be appreciated.