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Cracked guitar neck/head


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Are you sure it's the wood that's cracked, or is it the finish? Have you dropped it in the past? I agree with the other guy, if it is cracked then it is a serious job. However, I would think that the shipping etc to get it back to the maker would make is quite expensive to do. I've never heard of this before, which leads me to think it might be the finish rather than the wood itself. It might be worth get an expert to determine this first. If it's the finish I don't think it would be that big a deal. The first Relic'd V

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Headstock cracks/breaks are pretty common on Gibsons, they even added a little piece of wood to the neck called a volute in the 70s to try to prevent it happening. There's a whole thread about it here on the Les Paul forum:

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104806

As for getting it fixed, I'm not sure of anyone in Aberdeen, the best in the country would by Robbie Gladwell http://guitarsurgery.brinkster.net/about.asp but that might end up costing more than the guitar's worth.

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Headstock cracks/breaks are pretty common on Gibsons' date=' they even added a little piece of wood to the neck called a volute in the 70s to try to prevent it happening. There's a whole thread about it here on the Les Paul forum:

[url']http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104806

As for getting it fixed, I'm not sure of anyone in Aberdeen, the best in the country would by Robbie Gladwell http://guitarsurgery.brinkster.net/about.asp but that might end up costing more than the guitar's worth.

Correct about the volute, but this damage sounds as though it is not your normal, if you could call it that, gibson headstock damage. It could be that the tuner was a little loose and when the user tune up time and again, it had caused the tuner post to pull back on the leading side of the hole, which in turn would put more pressure on that area, causing a stress raiser. This might have caused a small crack in the finish or the wood (hopefully not). This might be the small crack migrating out away from the hole.

Should get it looked at though.

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This happened to my Gibson Voodoo Les Paul recently - lent it up against something just before we were about to play a set and it fell over. Big crack right where the head meets the neck.

I took it to the dude who works in Guitar Guitar in Edinburgh and now it's as good as new, fucking amazing job. Hope there's someone in Aberdeen of equal competence.

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