I repaired the headstock right after i bought it. It stays in tune and plays well, so i just wanted to smooth out the headstock plate and the back of the neck where i put it back together. Haphazardly i admit. At the time, considering what i had invested, i figured that if it failed i would just strip out the guts and such and put them on a body / neck i made. It actually sounds pretty good too. The Epiphone buckers are split capable 4 wires and i started the week out thinking maybe i should just use the stuff, with some better tuners and pots, and such, but the thing stays in tune so well and the action is fine, so i have a $50.00 guitar that, name on the headstock notwithstanding, i'd just keep it and try out the repair angle. It might benefit from a spline, and i have plenty of carbon bar, but after 2 years plus, i can't complain.