1991 gibson les paul studio repair

destroyerrock

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Hey yall! Yesterday i picked up a gibson les paul studio for 380$. Really used, crazy natural wear, and it was so cheap due to a hairline crack. I figured, "i guess ill learn to do this repair." Guy said hid uncle left it behind when he moved and told him keep it. Heres the guitar before and during the clamping. Glued it up with titebond so it should be nice and strong once healed. Who needs a relic when these things are out there?
 

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Ooo, wine red with gold hardware and an ebony fretboard, nice! I've got a black '93 myself. I missed out on an ebony-board SG a few years ago for stupid reasons, still regret it.

I've never repaired a headstock, but shouldn't the clamping pressure be applied from the edges, rather than the faces?
 

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Nice, and an easy fix. I found a brand new still in the box Epiphone LP Studio in the dumpster at my local GC last year with a broken headstock. Fixed it and gave it to my son in law.

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Hey yall! Yesterday i picked up a gibson les paul studio for 380$. Really used, crazy natural wear, and it was so cheap due to a hairline crack. I figured, "i guess ill learn to do this repair." Guy said hid uncle left it behind when he moved and told him keep it. Heres the guitar before and during the clamping. Glued it up with titebond so it should be nice and strong once healed. Who needs a relic when these things are out there?
I'd been all over that too. Quality, player guitar.
 

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Ooo, wine red with gold hardware and an ebony fretboard, nice! I've got a black '93 myself. I missed out on an ebony-board SG a few years ago for stupid reasons, still regret it.

I've never repaired a headstock, but shouldn't the clamping pressure be applied from the edges, rather than the faces?
Good point. Didnt think of that, but i dont think its a major deal on this one as it was such a small crack. Id be more concerned if it was a full snapped off one
 

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Its alive! And talk about a natural relic, this thing is beautiful. Holding tune great considering its been in storage broken with string tension on it for what i assume was 15 years or so.
 

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i had one that was about 9 pounds. i should have never let it go, but i was young and dumb.
 




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