#1
Hey guys, new to the forum here and I'm looking for some opinions. I'm in the market to buy a PS9200 here and need some advice.

The guitar has a small crack going from where the nut sits in the headstock on the low E side to maybe the second fret. It starts directly at the nut and then looks like it starts to wrap around the neck diagonally. It just appears to be in the clear/paint, but it does look pretty nasty and I'm afraid the neck may be cracked as well.

I know these are valuable guitars and I want this one very badly, I just don't want to overpay for it or get myself into problems. I've been looking on the My Les Paul forums and they seem to think very highly of a couple guys that do repairs on that site. I can email anyone that's curious a picture, but I'm having trouble uploading

Anyways, the sellers asking price right now is $1100. Is that too much? or is this still a good deal regardless of the repair?

UPDATE: The crack looks extremely similar to this one, except I can't see that the neck is clearly cracked. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/149425-cracked-neck-epiphone-les-paul.html

Thanks,

Kevin
Last edited by WashburnIdol13 at Sep 15, 2011,
#3
Its hard to advise without knowing the real extent of the damage. If its purely cosmetic, then injecting glue, clamping, filling, sanding and finishing will be about the extent of the repair. (sounds simplistic, theres quite a bit of work in this, but you get the idea). $1100 doesn't seem so bad.

If theres structural damage, you could be in for a lot more than you bargained for and 1100 bucks would be more than I'd be prepared to pay
#4
Thanks for the reply, Seems like the neck is not cracked but the fretboard is pulling up a bit in the cracked region, we got the price down to $900 though, so I'm going to go ahead and buy it!
#5
Quote by WashburnIdol13
Thanks for the reply, Seems like the neck is not cracked but the fretboard is pulling up a bit in the cracked region, we got the price down to $900 though, so I'm going to go ahead and buy it!


If the fretboard is lifting slightly then thats an easier fix as you still glue, clamp, etc but the finishing sounds slightly easier in that you're not having to fill and colour match a neck break.

Grats on your purchase. Hope the repair works out well for you
#7
Now that sounds like an idea haha. In all seriousness though, I've decided to send the guitar to Greg at BCR music. I've heard great things about him and man is he knowledgeable!