#1
Washburn HB-35-WR


Hello All Guitar Builders, techs and luthiers!


I have a question about repairs.

Four years ago I bought a Washburn HB-35-WR from
Musician's Friend. After a week, I knocked it off the
stand and the tuning headpiece broke clean off.

Warranty doesn't cover damage like that.

After sobbing, I took it to a local tech for repair.

He glued the piece back on and ever since, I have
not been able to keep the guitar in tune.

I've tried having it set up by a few other techs,
but no luck. Same problem. You play a G chord,
its in tune. Play an A chord, you will want to kill
yourself.

I love the guitar, and it gets great reviews online and I've
never seen a complaint about tuning problems.

Is it hopeless?

Can it be fixed or should I sell it as damaged goods and
buy a replacement?


thanks

mc
#2
Quote by mconrad
I love the guitar, and it gets great reviews online and I've
never seen a complaint about tuning problems.

The reviews will be based on new, unbroken guitars.
#3


Hard to tell if it can be fixed without seeing it. Pictures would help.

Did the headstock break above the nut, behind the nut, behind the fretboard, was it a clean break, at an angle... There's so many questions. Then, how was it repaired, are wood chunks missing, is the repair solid or is part of the headstock flexing under string tension?

Assuming you play your A and G chords in the first position, it sounds like a minor intonation problem, which shouldn't have anything to do with the broken headstock... unless the break/repair somehow moved the nut from its original position...