#1
this is the result of a repair'd les paul that suffered a second break. it broke along the same line as the original break so a reglue isn't really a good option.

removing the old glued area and replace it with new wood is the best option.




remove the old broken and glued areas.



start shoving new wood in there.










almost there.





a little more sanding and buffing and she'll be back to rocking out.



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Last edited by gregs1020 at Dec 8, 2013,
#2
that's pretty awesome, but isn't that crack going into that tuner hole of any concern?

EDIT: I just looked back and noticed you fixed it.
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Last edited by Viban at Dec 8, 2013,
#3
Looks amazing. Congrats on a high quality fix and one sexy looking guitar.!
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#4
^ thanks bobafet - this is is my 1980 Tokai Les Paul Reborn LS-120.
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just looked back and noticed you fixed it.


I want to be clear, I am not doing this repair myself. This the work of chicago fretworks.

They've done great work for me in the past so i trusted them with this one, very glad i did.

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#5
Dude!!!

If I ever have the misfortune of breaking the headstock on my Gibson... I want Fretworks to fix it!!!!

that's Awesome!!! Great job...
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#7
I don't live too far outside of chicago, it's nice to know I have a quality repair shop within an hour's drive.
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#8
yep they're up near wrigley.

they did a refret on my tokai and refinished the top on my burny, thin nitro.

here's the burny when i got her back. highly recommend.
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I really want to know how they redo the finish that cleanly.

i do know he put some clear over the wound, then color. i saw it cleared and almost wanted him to leave it that way. it look'd so cool.
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#9
Lean wit it rock wit it!

Looks like a soild repair man!
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#10
Thats a quality repair. Very nice. Would you mind if I asked how much they asked to do the work? That looked fiddly
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Last edited by Phoenix V at Dec 9, 2013,
#11
no worries. the repair and set up afterwards totals $450.
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#12





she done.



i gotta say, joe at chicago fret works is a great repair and set up guy. with a light fret level, new nut, set up and repair i was at the quoted price of $449.

the guitar plays amazing, not sure i like my pup pairing but i'll work with it for a while and see where i need a tweak.

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#13
Did they just finish it or did you just get around to updating the thread?
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#14
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Did they just finish it or did you just get around to updating the thread?

yep, just picked it up from the shop yesterday so i thought i'd update the thread with the finished pics.
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#15
Well they sure did a good job of refinishing it, you can't tell work was ever done.
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#16
in hand it's the same, there's no visible seams etc, but the color is off slightly.

which is fine with me, i won't hide the repair history when/if i sell it.

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