#1
I was playing my guitar standing up and I got distracted by something on T.V. so I took my hands off of it & just let it hang there. A couple of seconds later the strap gave out for some reason & it just fell to the floor. It sounded like it fell pretty hard too. When I picked it up the high-e string came out of place & the bottom of the neck had a crack about 2 1/2 inches long. The string comes out of tune easily. I'm really sad now, Is there a way to get it fixed? It's an Epiphone Les Paul. Can I send it in to Epipone or Gibson so they can fix it? Please help me.
A good song should make you wanna tap your foot and get with your girl. A great song should destroy cop cars and set fire to the suburbs. I'm only interested in writing great songs.
#2
Sorry man, that sucks. The strap was probably twisted at the button. Possibly fixable, Post a pic of the crack if you can.
#3
ive dropped an epiphone plenty of times and noting that serious has ever happend, what model les paul?
#4
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ive dropped an epiphone plenty of times and noting that serious has ever happend, what model les paul?


It was made in June 2008. It's a Les paul, the thing is, I didn't buy it a dealer. I got it at a pawn shop.
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#5
Quote by Tempoe
Sorry man, that sucks. The strap was probably twisted at the button. Possibly fixable, Post a pic of the crack if you can.


Sorry for the double post but my camera was dead so I'm charging it as we speak
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#8
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yea i did that with my friend's dad's 1974 Gibson SG.

It didnt break but i almost had a heart attack.

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That sucks dude. The neck is cracked? That's terrible. Post a pic of it
#9
Too late but next time Straplocks!! Cost under $20.00
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#10
I got a picture! Look its terrible.
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#11
WHoa! Yeah I have an Epiphone Les Paul and My strap buttons become slighty more unscrewed everyday so I constantly need to keep screwing them in but I have Strap locks so the strap doesnt come loose. I think all Epiphone Les Pauls have this problem
#12
Does anyone know how I can send to get it fixed? Can a local repair shop do it?

Another pic too. My last one.
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#13
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WHoa! Yeah I have an Epiphone Les Paul and My strap buttons become slighty more unscrewed everyday so I constantly need to keep screwing them in but I have Strap locks so the strap doesnt come loose. I think all Epiphone Les Pauls have this problem



No true my epi les paul 100 works beautifully nothing comes loose ever (except the input jack washer but thats nothing and easily fixable, im just lazy)
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#14
well my friend, i do believe you are out of luck, or at least very low on it. You wont be able to send it to epiphone since you bought it from a pawn shop. You can try and find someone that repairs guitars in your area, just make sure you get a quote before they fix it, and if its an outrageous price (couple hundred or so) then invest in a new guitar.

actually, come to think of it, is the neck bolt-on? If it is you should be able to buy a new neck and put it on.
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#15
Looks like a "clean" crack (ie, no splinters all over the place). Will it close up clean if you clamp it? If so, you can carefully try to get some good wood glue in there then clamp it tight to dry for a couple days. So long as there isn't chunks missing or pieces falling off, it should be a relatively simple repair.
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Looks like a "clean" crack (ie, no splinters all over the place). Will it close up clean if you clamp it? If so, you can carefully try to get some good wood glue in there then clamp it tight to dry for a couple days. So long as there isn't chunks missing or pieces falling off, it should be a relatively simple repair.

Do this. Use Titebond Original ONLY. This should be a pretty easy fix, because it broke very clean. You will have to bend it open a little, but if you have to you can use a syringe or something to pump the glue in. Get as much contact with the glue as you can. Then clamp it as said and leave it for a few days.you will then have to sand it to even it out and then do some area finish repair.
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Do this. Use Titebond Original ONLY. This should be a pretty easy fix, because it broke very clean. You will have to bend it open a little, but if you have to you can use a syringe or something to pump the glue in. Get as much contact with the glue as you can. Then clamp it as said and leave it for a few days.you will then have to sand it to even it out and then do some area finish repair.



Thanks guys. That really helped. I told my mom if I can take it to a shop & she got frustrated. I'll try the glue. You guys really helped me, I love my guitar and I was having a panic attack. Seriously.
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#18
^As he said. Should be a relatively easy repair, but if you don't feel comfortable doing it then I would have someone you trust with woodworking to take care of it.
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Thanks guys. That really helped. I told my mom if I can take it to a shop & she got frustrated. I'll try the glue. You guys really helped me, I love my guitar and I was having a panic attack. Seriously.

Personally, its an easy fix, but a shop will butt rape you for it.
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