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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Harlequin tusk, Aug 25, 2021.
I was just using you to work on my Joe Pesci impression.
I would like to break heads and snap necks, just not guitars.
That is poor Gibson engineering design at display
Good luck with repair as it can be done well.
yeah it could have been worse. the break looks very smooth.
you can see the repair in your minds eye cant you
yeah , sure, right , versus mishandling . Anything when not handled properly will break . Really uninformed
2 steel pins and some good wood glue, clamp well. Then you could do dives into the crowd and it would never break there again.
kinda makes ya wonder why they dont reinforce it there from the jump doesnt it?
Yep. It would be no big deal to drill two 1/8" holes and drive pins in before the fret board goes on. My buddy that builds custom guitars, like the one I have, scarfs the head stock on so it can't do that as easy. However, some old school people insist on the old way so for them he does build that way. (Something about the original angle too.) The necks or reinforced with carbon fiber also, very strong.
OP That is definitely heartbreaking. I feel your pain.
As others have stated, there is good news though, it can be fixed, and fixed well enough that you can't even tell it was broken. Good luck to you, and please let us know how everything works out.
My Yamaha SBG-2000 landed awkwardly many times and never got damaged like that
Short of Adrian Belew's Rubberneck guitar (and that was an unplayable gimmick, not a working instrument) I'd wager that this could happen to any guitar. It happened to Pete from The Who and Jimi Hendrix by accident, too. I say by accident, because it appears to have been inspiring for both of them ...
I'm sorry to see that. That's heartbreaking. I was wondering the cost myself and found this:
If you're not a link clicker, it's from 2019 and the guy said to expect $350-$400. Really not too bad if it's accurate. Ask to see some pictures of his work from whomever you bring it to.
Now, you sign up with the "Gibson Broken Headstock Society". Go get some eye drops. Put them in your eyes and quickly call you wife into the room and show her. Then start looking for a replacement. Then, look for a decent luthier because they can easily fix that. Or, you can sell it as is for a deep discount and use the money toward your new guitar purchase.
Sorry, OP. Not a fun situation at all. I've dropped mine a few times and was either top side first or sideways. Full tip from a stand once on stage.
Best of luck, bro.
Looks like a clean break. The fibre fascia will be a pain.
My local luthier has one of these in every time I drop by.
If the grain is in a certain way he glues it and then routs two channels in the back and glues insets into the channels to cross the fracture line. He then gives owner option of refinish or leave battle scar (depending on their choice). He maintains once fixed they are stronger than original.
I just think with any product that is mishandled it could and will break . That is not a design flaw/defect it is user error . Same with anything else in life . Do I feel bad for the Op ? of course as it pains me to see anyone lose/break there guitar , which is meant and used to have fun and make music .
Don't touch the bare wood to avoid leaving grease from your fingers. That's absolutely repaireable... there will be scars but she'll sing again...
That does suck buddy, but is repairable
sorry to see this, it sucks big time. I hope you can find someone who can repair it well. Been binge watching Gibson headstock repair videos, it seems its happening a lot. Some break on its own in the case or in the stand some by mishandling.