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  • Les Paul with headstock repair value?

    I was wondering what the value of a 90’s standard with a headstock repair would be? It appears to be a pretty solid repair. The rest of the guitar is in good shape frets are good as well.

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    It all depends on the quality of the repair. One of my favorite guitars is my Les Paul Custom, in black, with the PATB-1 set. My luthier friend did the job. You couldn't tell, without a magnifying glass, that the headstock was ever broken off.

    It's late. I'll post pics tomorrow.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
      It all depends on the quality of the repair. One of my favorite guitars is my Les Paul Custom, in black, with the PATB-1 set. My luthier friend did the job. You couldn't tell, without a magnifying glass, that the headstock was ever broken off.

      It's late. I'll post pics tomorrow.
      Yeah, I'd love to see that. We could probably do a whole thread on wonderful & terrible headstock repairs. I've seen some bad ones.
      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      • #4
        This guy is good. I'll never forget the day when I was over at his shop, and somebody came by with either a cello, or maybe big floor standing bass. I'm not sure what it was. It was over a decade ago. It was dropped, and the whole head was broken off. I thought . . . that's toast. My friend said, sure, no prob. And fixed it. I think it's still being used in the Jax symphony orchestra today.

        He's doing a vintage Heritage F-hole guitar right now. Dropped and headstock snapped off. This guy is a true luthier.

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        • #5
          A Peavey bass I repaired....

          Before...
          https://imgur.com/m5oMaUD
          https://imgur.com/9LdxoZH

          After....
          https://imgur.com/ZtClYVp
          https://imgur.com/VkQQx5N

          I've done a bunch since 1977....
          aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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          • #7
            You can tell this one is there. The guy said it happened about 15+ years ago. He’s trying to trade it to me and I’m trying to figure out how much to allow him on it.
            Attached Files

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            • #8
              He fixed that Epiphone so well, it became a Gibson.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Lucius Paisley View Post

                He fixed that Epiphone so well, it became a Gibson.
                I am regularly amazed what a great luthier can do with a piece of wood. Though I believe that Epiphone (it says 1950ish in the post) was made before the Gibson buyout and they were the company Gibson were trying to beat and catch up with.

                EDIT: It just occured to me out of the blue that you probably meant the Epi from the first link with satin finish..
                Last edited by nexion218; 02-26-2021, 05:10 AM.

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                • #10
                  Methinks just about everybody here overuses the word ‘luthier’ when you mean ‘tech’.

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                  • #11
                    Past the nut or not?
                    "New stuff always sucks" -Me

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                    • #12
                      That photo makes it not look bad at all

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                        That photo makes it not look bad at all
                        Yeah, man. Blend the nitro a bit and it’d be seamless.

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                        • #14
                          Methinks just about everybody here overuses the word luthier; when you mean tech.
                          Definition of luthier: A skilled craftsman who makes or repairs stringed musical instruments. A tech might do setups or work on electronics.

                          aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                          • #15
                            If you buy it and want to sell later you're looking at 50% less or more of what it would be without a neck repair.

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