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Cleatus - Crack Repair System

Cleatus - Crack Repair System

Regular price $35.00 USD
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Cleatus is an instrument repair system for precisely and accurately installing cleats.

The Cleatus Kit contains:

  • Cleat Placement Tool
  • Viewing Film
  • Spruce Cleats x10
  • Rosewood Cleats x5
  • Mahogany Cleats x5

Cleatus allows you to perfectly install cleats using a viewing film so you can see through the wood. 

When installing cleats, it’s essential for the grain of the cleat to be perpendicular to the grain of the instrument. The cleat should also cover as much of the crack as possible. Cleatus makes this painless.

How it works…

The Cleatus Kit contains precision wood cleats, viewing film, and a placement tool.

The cleats are designed to fit perfectly within the placement tool. This allows for consistent orientation and exact location.


The placement tool has a standoff height that keeps the cleat away from the instrument until you’re ready to place it. This keeps glue from being smudged on the inside of the instrument. 

The placement tool creates an impression on the viewing film that moves with the device, once the impression is lined up with the crack, so is the cleat. Your cleat can be placed in the correct direction and location.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Adam Dobbs
Great repair kit

Repair kit worked as planned came quick zero hassle. I appreciate it being in stock.

Daniel Nicklin

Simple to use- who knew

James T Mayberry
Some of my favorite gear.

As a repair tech. All of the gear I have purchased from Music City Bridge has gone to immediate use. Well made. Smart designs by those that do the work. Thank you. I’ll be a customer as long as you all make gear.

Bruce Hibbett

Cleatus - Crack Repair System

Erik Jahner

Works like a charm, I love it!

William Christoph

Good so far!!

Richard Leinenbach
excellent cleats!

I bought the spruce cleats to repair a pretty nasty 6" or so crack in an old Gibson archtop. The crack had been previously "professionally" repaired but opened back up again. I re-glued/clamped the crack and afterwards reinforced it with these cleats, and the guitar now sounds and plays great . Nice quality item, very affordable, and the shipping was very reasonable also. Highly recommended!

Great sound

It made my amazing 1964 SG even better.

steve olson

Cleatus - Crack Repair System

Big Daddy in Big D
Perfect Cleats

So much easier than making them by hand and they look better too! Thanks

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