#1
Well, I was walking home, when I noticed a guitar headstock sticking out of a dumpster, so I obviously ran to the dumpster, nearly getting hit by a car.
When I got there, I pulled out a beautiful black Les Paul (not an epi or gibson), and I nearly sh-t myself.

Well, I got home a few minutes ago, and tested it out with my amp. Everything sounds great on it, the tone is excellent..There's only one problem.

There's a big ass crack around the first fret/headstock area, that seems to have been horribly repaired. I shall now post pics to show you.

What I need is advice on how to fix this crack, and make it a perfect
Sorry about the bad quality of pics, there from a cell phone. But the crack is quite horrible.
Attachments:
lespaul2.JPG
necklespaul.jpg


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#2
I want to find an LP in a dumpster..
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#3
you stole a hobo's only friend...
you're a monster!
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#4
Get a luthier to fix it. Its a common gibson problem and hard to fix.

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#5
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Get a luthier to fix it. Its a common gibson problem and hard to fix.


Well..HOw much would it cost? Because I'm kind of broke at the moment ;s


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#6
well, it will be pricy. But you can't complain, the guitar was free.
also those pics are awful you can't tell how bad it is

Gear:
Ibanez JPM P100A
Schecter C7 Loomis
Ibanez Rg1570
Agile Intrepid 828 Pro Dual
Schecter Omen FR Extreme
Ibanez RG550 (Fernandez Sustainer)
Laney World Series 120-TR
POD X3 Live
#8
Whats the brand on the headstock? Just curious
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#9
It is really hard to tell from the provided pics, if you could post some higher quality ones, you would probably get higher quality remarks. I can't really recommend a course of action off of what I see. Do you have any woodworking experience?
#10
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I said it in the first post -__-

lol i just got excited cus u found a gibson in a dumpster. I know2 luthiers personally, and they both agree that these problems are difficult to fix. But if done correctly it will be stronger than it was before. Until you can afford to get it fixed i would recommend, not playing it, and releasing the tension on the strings, because it will make it worse

Gear:
Ibanez JPM P100A
Schecter C7 Loomis
Ibanez Rg1570
Agile Intrepid 828 Pro Dual
Schecter Omen FR Extreme
Ibanez RG550 (Fernandez Sustainer)
Laney World Series 120-TR
POD X3 Live
#12
Quote by blue_bogan
lol i just got excited cus u found a gibson in a dumpster. I know2 luthiers personally, and they both agree that these problems are difficult to fix. But if done correctly it will be stronger than it was before. Until you can afford to get it fixed i would recommend, not playing it, and releasing the tension on the strings, because it will make it worse


It's not a Gibson.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#13
Quote by chuckflan333
It's not a Gibson.


guess i got too excited lol

Gear:
Ibanez JPM P100A
Schecter C7 Loomis
Ibanez Rg1570
Agile Intrepid 828 Pro Dual
Schecter Omen FR Extreme
Ibanez RG550 (Fernandez Sustainer)
Laney World Series 120-TR
POD X3 Live
#14
Quote by chuckflan333
Whats the brand on the headstock? Just curious

It says Epoch, but the neck bolt plate on the back says Gibson. So I have no idea what brand it is. i'm going to try and get some better quality pics, hold on.

ok, theres one more pic, but i have to post it when i get back. for now, i hope this helps
Attachments:
neck3.jpg
neck4.jpg


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Last edited by Scowmoo at Dec 16, 2008,
#15
Ah, a Gibson Epoch. Ever heard of "Baldwin" or "Maestro"? Think of them as Gibson's Squier but sold at Walmart.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gibson-Baldwin-Epoch-Electric-LP-Les-Paul-Style-Guitar_W0QQitemZ270315634329QQihZ017QQcategoryZ47074QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Still a nice find for free.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#16
did you not see my post?
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#18
A cracked neck can usually be fixed a badly repaired one is really hard to fix. Someone gave a friend of mine a epi SG that had been "repaired". Bending one string pulled the others out of tune as the headstock flexed where the repair was made. When it was even possible to tune it which wasnt very often. As its a bolt neck the only issue could be finding a neck that actually fits the guitar. It was a free guitar so if you have to get a neck made.
#20
where the f**k do you live?
BACK LIKE A HEART ATTACK
#21
wow, good luck for you buddy

strip that of parts and it's profit, or repair it for a little bit of money.
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#22
So should I attept to fix the current neck, or just buy a new one?


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#23
I'd just get a new one - you may even find an identical one on ebay
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#24
It's probably not worth the money to repair, you did find it in a dumpster after all.
#25
Dude I wish I could find free working guitars in dumpsters
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#27
why not try fixing it yourself?
i mean seriously, if you are just going to take it off and put a new one on then at least try
cant hurt the functionality of it any worse
#29
i would try everything you ever wanted to try (modding wise) on that thing. if you **** up oh well it was in a dumpster! at the very least save it from being fire wood.

parting it out wouldnt be a bad idea either.

could sell the body on ebay anywhere from 50-100 bucks i bet. get somethin for the pups too im sure.

try fixing that thing..it would be good experience. all around i would just make it into a **** around guitar and practice your building techniques on it. but thats just me

#30
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Try to fix it , if you fail it was free so don't worry.

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#31
gah, found anouther problem. The neck pocket wasn't routed evenly, so the neck doesn't sit flush to thebody. Only half the neck does. :c


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Jackal is like 90.

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#32
Sand the neck pocket till its flat, then look on ebay for a neck, you could probably use an epiphone les paul special 2 neck.

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#33
lucky bastard...
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#34
Quote by gtr_101
Sand the neck pocket till its flat, then look on ebay for a neck, you could probably use an epiphone les paul special 2 neck.

Thats what I figured I should do, but I wasn't sure.

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lucky bastard...


That's like the 5th time someone's called me that.. (including pm's)


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Jackal is like 90.

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Buy stock in Viagra. Imma gonna fuck you in the ass.