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Great playing guitar w/headstock repair

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jamdogg, May 17, 2011.

  1. jamdogg

    jamdogg Member

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    Any yall got one? Might be picking up a LP with a headstock/neck repair. I have a mij strat with a repaired headstock and its a killer player.
     
  2. Donovan

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    Sure,they can be great guitars.It's just their resale value that suffers.How much do they want for it? In general a headstock repair can take $500 off the value of a standard LP.
     
  3. jamdogg

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    But if you get one for peanuts, who cares? Drive it hard and put it away wet.
     
  4. Peteyvee

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    And maybe try not to break it again...:bonk
     
  5. analogsystem

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    my #1 all-application guitar has a headstock repair. I am the one who broke it too!
    Still sounds and plays great. Battle scar
     
  6. jamdogg

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    Pic?
     
  7. HaggertysMusic

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    Headstock repairs don't scare me at all if they were repaired properly and the price has been adjusted accordingly.
     
  8. jamdogg

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    Im actually drawn to them, if as you say they are repaired well and priced right.
     
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    I have many vintage Gibbys with cracked heads, doesn't bother me at all, the nature of the beast.
     
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    no shortage here.
     
  11. mad dog

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    A '66 ES-335. I could not have afforded it, had it not been for the headstock repair. It's one fine guitar, in playability and sound.
    MD
     
  12. bynapkinart

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    This is my Hamer, play it out almost every week, hasn't let me down. Headstock was repaired 15+ years ago...I'd say it's pretty solid. Almost feels stronger than a non-repaired headstock. Of course, good hide glue and solid contact is always stronger than wood.

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    And the repair...

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  13. Ampegasaur

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    My 1979 Hamer Sunburst has a headstock repair, and plays and sounds great.
     
  14. jamdogg

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    That hamer is beautiful.
     
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    It would have to be and excellently done repair and at a steal of a price on a really nice playing guitar for me to purchase a lp with a headstock repair.
     
  16. bynapkinart

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    Thanks!
     
  17. corpraider69

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    Uhmm It depends on what you are buying it for I guess,If you just want a great player as long as the repair is well done than go for it. But if you are hanging it up on the wall or thinking of it as an investment guitar you would plan to sell then you would probably be better off going the non repaired and better shape Les Paul cause you should get your money back when you sell it hopefully,you never know???
     
  18. Razz11

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    My 02 LP has a headstock repair. It actually sounds better and feels more resonant now that it did before the break FWIW.
     
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    This is a great thread. My Edwards LP is my favorite guitar and even though I play a lot, gig frequently, and jam quite a bit, I freak out when I bump it on the mic stand. I have bent tuners and chipped finishes but never broke a headstock. I would repair it in a heartbeat and probably quit worrying about it after it happened.

    Life wouldn't be over if it did snap then...that's cool.


    More importantly, I need to quit freaking out and worrying about everything.:omg
     
  20. Brett's Les Paul

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    I gig all of my guitars. A headstock break wouldn't stop me from buying a guitar if it played and sounded great. I usually don't sell anything anyway. I paid nearly 2k for my LP Traditional Pro. Found an identical one in Orlando about six months later listed at 1200. Took a while to realize it had a headstock repair. Looked and sounded great, wish I would have found it sooner.
     

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