1 Toxophilite 1 month ago I recently acquired a Hofner 464 in need of repair. It needed a neck reset, it needed 3 top cracks attended to (solid carved top..yay!), it needs some fretboard work.I have the neck off and I've dealt with the body cracks. I'm cleaning up the neck joint and I'm pondering the heel joint separation. On the body side you can see it's open. I can slide a .25mm (.01")feeler gauge into it a short ways. Annoyingly on the body side it's still really tight. It doesn't move but it can't stay that way.I was thinking the joint should come apart (hot water syringed into the joint, steam) and then cleaned up and re-glued.I was also pondering softening the glue in the open [art of the crack, maybe adding more hide glue(I'm assuming it's hide glue. The neck joint seemed to be hide glue) and then clamping it well to see if the cracks closes. I think this is just a cop out on what should be done and likely might not even work.Any other viable solutions ?