Gibson LP Special fell off the chair

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  1. tastylicks

    tastylicks Member

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    I left it on a padded office chair, leaning against the back, butt on the chair, walked away and seconds later: THUD! I winced and turned around slowly, thinking "please, no." It slid down the slippery fabric, hit the hard wood floor and didn't break! I looked it over carefully: headstock intact, no broken tuners or hardware, nothing! Not clear where it impacted the floor even since the nitro already had a few dings and there wasn't an obvious new one. Was it still in tune? Hell no, it's not my Tele. But I'll take it.

    Just wanted to post some anecdotal evidence--it's not an automatic headstock break if you drop your LP. Carry on.
     
  2. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

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    I'm sorry, I don't believe you. I've read that headstock breaks on Gibsons are automatic in falls like that. ;)
     
  3. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

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    Don't worry, the damage is on the inside.

    A small jostle in the future will see it shear right off.

    Seriously, I'm glad you dodged the bullet. Now, buy a damned stand for the thing. You can only taunt the Gibson gods so many times before they bite you . . . on the headstock.
     
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  4. David Garner

    David Garner Supporting Member

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    I’ve read that humidity changes basically make the headstock explode.
     
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  5. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Gibson Geezer Silver Supporting Member

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    Probably hit the strap peg
     
  6. BlackStrat_Fan

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    That's why my Gibsons are in their cases, sealed up and stored away so nobody can see them, touch them or even think about them.
     
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    I’m afraid to open the case of my Les Paul.
    I heard the change in temperature will crack the headstock and I wil have to sell it for $200
     
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  8. stevieboy

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    I thought about setting my Gibson on a chair like that. The headstock broke just from me thinking about it.

    Seriously.
     
  9. bigfoamfinger

    bigfoamfinger Supporting Member

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    Good thing you're......playing authentic

    Seriously though, glad the guitar is safe!
     
  10. wsaraceni

    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    i always hear about headstock breaks. and believe that it does happen. but in all my browsing for beat up les pauls for cheap, i never see one with a headstock break for sale. am i looking in the wrong places?
     
  11. BrokenRomeo

    BrokenRomeo Supporting Member

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    Don't worry if it breaks off, you can replace it with a copy!! :)
     
  12. David Garner

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    I've never broken a Gibson headstock, but I've had both of mine repaired preemptively.

    You can never be too careful.
     
  13. derekd

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    There's one in the Emporium as I type this.
     
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  14. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Gibson Geezer Silver Supporting Member

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    I'll save you the worry.
    I'll give you $200 for it in the case, sight unseen.
    I'm a gamblin man. :)
     
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  15. jvin248

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    Your heart was racing at the worry of impending doom, wasn't it? Drama. Do we need such drama from a product company?

    Glad your guitar turned out ok.

    .
     
  16. mjinli

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    I bought a USA Gibson for $5,000, strummed a few cowboy chords, and within four minutes the headstock resembled medium density fiberboard due to all of the repairs. I ended up giving someone my car to take it off my hands. This is a typical story about Gibson ownership according to me, trustworthy anonymous internet person.

    In all seriousness, I've owned probably 20-25 various Gibsons from LPJs to a Yamano R0 and haven't snapped a headstock yet. I shipped the LPJ in a gigbag and all that happened was one of the backs of the licensed Klusons got knocked off.

    It's like phone screens. Everyone knows someone with a smashed one, few people will actually smash one.
     
  17. Larry Mal

    Larry Mal Member

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    Just get a Dean.
     
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  18. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    A Hercules locking stand like every guitar on display was on at the David Gilmour Guitar Collection.

    Cheapest instrument went for 32K, I believe...
     
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  19. wsaraceni

    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    can you PM me a link. i cant find it
     
  20. Jabby92

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    Everyone told me going over a bump while I drive to the gig will break my Gibson. Hasn't happened yet.
     

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