#1
Alright, alright. First off, what the **** is up UG? It's been a while since I've been on here. Ok, so I got offered a Gibson Les Paul for a pretty cheap price. The head of the guitar though (ya know, where the tuning knobs are and what not? I could be wrong by calling it the "head" of the guitar, but that's irrelevant.) is cracked pretty bad.

The crack sorta goes a little down the neck making the guitar unplayable. I don't think I wanna spend money on putting the neck back together. I'd rather just spend money on a new neck. My question is, where can I find a replacement neck for a les Paul? I searched on google and I can't seem to find a site that sells guitar necks.

Help?
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#2
For what I know, it's extremely difficult (if not impossible) to replace the neck in a set-neck guitar; and, as far as I know, every Gibson Les Paul is constructed that way.
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#3
It's a Gibson. Take it to a Luthier and let them fix it. At least let them give you a price quote to get it fixed. You may find that it's cheaper to fix the existing neck, than replace it.

It is possible to replace the neck on a set neck guitar. I'm just not sure what the cost is for one versus the other.
#4
Quote by KG6_Steven
It's a Gibson. Take it to a Luthier and let them fix it. At least let them give you a price quote to get it fixed. You may find that it's cheaper to fix the existing neck, than replace it.

It is possible to replace the neck on a set neck guitar. I'm just not sure what the cost is for one versus the other.


I agree with this guy about fixing the existing neck rather that changing it.
However, I wouldn't go through the trouble of replacing a neck on a set-neck guitar, even the body could get damaged when you try to remove the old neck.
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Last edited by DarkLordArthur at Sep 3, 2010,
#5
Thanks guys.
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#6
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the neck even stronger once it's fixed by a luthier? I've heard that several times
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#7
Quote by LoudLove5150
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the neck even stronger once it's fixed by a luthier? I've heard that several times


If the luthier is skillful and the guitar was not put together perfectly from the start. Maybe.
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#8
Err I've never heard stories about someone taking their axe to a luthier so I wouldn't know. But this is the second time the neck was damaged in the same exact spot... So the first guy didn't do a good job or the guitar is doomed.
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#9
Quote by LoudLove5150
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the neck even stronger once it's fixed by a luthier? I've heard that several times

If its something like a cracked headstock, yeah, it is stronger after its been fixed, because the glue used to fix it is stronger than the wood.
#10
Quote by littlephil
If its something like a cracked headstock, yeah, it is stronger after its been fixed, because the glue used to fix it is stronger than the wood.


I thought so Cool.
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#11
How cheap is pretty cheap? After repairs, it may not even be worth it. And what kind of Les Paul is it?
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