broken head stock repair

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by glen, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. glen

    glen New Member

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    Hi folks ,Awhile back I came across a 2007 epi les paul standard limited edition with a quilted black cherry top.I could not pass it up(paid 80 dollars) even tho it had a broken headstock that had been re-glued(it was the quilted top that sealed it for me)Well my gamble paid off,the guitar stays in tune fine and has for a couple months so I believe the repair was a good one ,it was not done by me but she still looked awful ugly and was in bad need of some cosmetic work.As the second pic shows I ended up sanding the cap off as it only chipped when I tried to remove it(couldn't use heat IMG_1398.JPG IMG_1414.JPG as I was afraid I would weaken the repair.I wasn't going for a flawless repair here as you will be able to see :).To make a long story short I used a piece of pick guard material to replace the cap and painted the back and left the serial number and limited edition logo intact.here's a couple pic's. IMG_1420.JPG IMG_1424.JPG IMG_1422.JPG IMG_1426.JPG IMG_1430.JPG Then I used decals for the head stock.One big plus was getting the automatic binding by shaving the pick guard material on an angle so that the middle of the 3 ply binding shows up. IMG_1429.JPG IMG_1443.JPG As I said just a rough job for sure lol.But the pick guard material I had kicking around sure came in handy.And this pic is the reason I bought the guitar in the first place IMG_1446.JPG This guitar actually turned out to be a real nice one to play,for 80 bucks I ain't complaining:).
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, I love it when a plan comes together..
     
  3. glen

    glen New Member

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    Lol,me too John,got real lucky with this one,sometimes ya just gotta work with what ya got :thumb:.
     
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    Shadow Explorer Well-Known Member

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    Hey Glen welcome to the forums, Great work on the repair.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Looks terrific. I like the chrome knobs too.
     
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    Well done! Nice looking guitar.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Wow, skills paying bills!
     
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    Came out nice, good score.
     
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    Hey Glenn, welcome! Wow, great job I'm impressed!
     

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