Ottawa's guitar repair shop

Headstock Repair

Until the day when Gibson rethinks their headstock design, they will be prone to breaking. Because of truss rod's position, the pronounced headstock angle and the lack of a volute, a gibson headstock is litterally hanging on by a thread. The Les Paul studio I had in the shop this week was nocked off it's stand by the owners dog. It fell on it's face. Most guitars would not have any structural damage is this were to happen. But.... Gibson

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I had to cut some of the splinters off, because they had bent and wouldn't allow the headstock to go back together. Once that was done, I glued it back in and sealed the crack with cyanoacrylates. The owner couldn't invest in a finish repair, but the crack could be completely erased with the clever use of a spray gun.

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