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Bossie
post Apr 6 2013, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 6 2013, 11:41 AM) *
Oh man... was the guitar ok afterwards?


Not really..the neck was cracked, it needed a big repair but a luthier from Ghent here pulled it off..
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post Apr 7 2013, 01:27 AM
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Fall down with an LP and stress the neck ... the headstock will break 9 times out of 10.

I did it with a 'nighthawk'. It fell and busted just from the height of leaning against a wall for 30 seconds that I took my eye off it. Easy fix. Every decent luthier can fix a Gibson headstock break/crack ... because they have to do it all the time, lol! There's barely an LP made before 1980 that doesn't have a headstock crack/break.

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post Apr 7 2013, 02:18 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Apr 7 2013, 01:27 AM) *
Easy fix. Every decent luthier can fix a Gibson headstock break/crack ... because they have to do it all the time, lol! There's barely an LP made before 1980 that doesn't have a headstock crack/break.

You aren't far wrong there!!! Have repaired a few in my time!!
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post Apr 7 2013, 03:47 AM
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One of the guys I work with has an '83 black standard. He's busted it TWICE! and the guitar still sounds fantastic. It's a rare example of an 80's model that isn't too heavy and sounds great with the stock pkups.

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post Apr 7 2013, 07:42 AM
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I had to do this headstock repair on my own Les Paul about 8 years ago. Still plays as good as ever. The accident happened when it was leaning on my couch and just slipped from a bad angle onto a soft carpet... fractured the headstock by the neck. The way these headstocks are shaped and angled it doesn't take very much to crack one! I am much more conscience where I lean my guitars since then!

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post Apr 7 2013, 07:57 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 5 2013, 07:36 AM) *
Wanna know my opinion? smile.gif



LoL
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