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I have just discovered a large and nasty crack in the back of the headstock of my Gibson SG. It's in a V shape (starting right below the bottom tuning head on one side of the headstock, then dipping down to the beginning of the neck, then going up the other side). The bottom of the V is separated a little from the guitar, like a flap. It could be my imagination, but it seems like the guitar is having trouble staying in tune (the strings are really old, though, could be part of it). How serious is this and how much would it cost to fix at Guitar Center?
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Your sig is big.
Also, wrong forum sorry.
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I have just discovered a large and nasty crack in the back of the headstock of my Gibson SG. It's in a V shape (starting right below the bottom tuning head on one side of the headstock, then dipping down to the beginning of the neck, then going up the other side). The bottom of the V is separated a little from the guitar, like a flap. It could be my imagination, but it seems like the guitar is having trouble staying in tune (the strings are really old, though, could be part of it). How serious is this and how much would it cost to fix at Guitar Center?




But sorry that sounds bad man
#4
The strings aren't staying in tune because the headstock is slowly being ripped off your guitar by the tension from the strings.

De-string it immediately, fixing a crack isn't a big deal. Asking a guy to precision-glue your headstock back to your guitar is going to be quite costly.
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*ported* with the best of intentions, as in, I hope this gets moved to one of our helpful forums. You've already gotten one good bit of advice, though. Take the strings off, stat.

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I think they're made like that
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Also, wrong forum sorry.


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Who's the band that could become the next led zeppelin?
Ovenman
Iron blimp.
J.A.M
Aluminum helicopter.
Ovenman
*Breaks out periodic table* Magnesium bi-plane.
#9
its an easy fix. just google it. you'll get tonnes of websites explaining how to do it. a friend of mine broke a headstock completely off on a rental gibson acoustic and i cracked cracked the headstock on an epiphone after the strap button fell out. i fixed both. its a bit nerve racking and takes some time, but easy to do
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The strings aren't staying in tune because the headstock is slowly being ripped off your guitar by the tension from the strings.

De-string it immediately, fixing a crack isn't a big deal. Asking a guy to precision-glue your headstock back to your guitar is going to be quite costly.



This. Take off the strings. Nao. And don't take it to GC for repair, they'll rip you off. take it to a local place. It's just a crack, don't worry. It's common. Not good , but common.