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Jantha

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the guitar center in san jose had about 40 guitars - electrics and acoustics - that had headstock breaks just like that about 18 months ago. they were all gibsons and epiphones, i don't know what the deal was but it seemed like GC sent a bunch of broken guitars from other stores there to sell, either that or the UPS guy had one hell of a day...

 

but you could pick up a les paul with a pretty bad headstock break for just a couple of hundred bucks, i wonder if this guitar came from there.. a couple of clamps, some glue and 3 hours and you've got a guitar to sell for $949.

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' date=' i don't know what the deal was but it seemed like GC sent a bunch of broken guitars .[/quote']

 

you have to remember that it’s the neck angle that’s made the “achilles heel” of the Les Paul guitar.

 

Just happens that GC pushes a tone of product; so the more product you push the more breakage you’ll see in returns

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Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details.

 

that was my favorite part

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it looks like the truss rod cavity is filled with glue. What a crap repair. I could have done better. not to mention, they retail for $1400. A headstock break is almost an automatic 50% reduction in resale value. I wouldn't pay more than $500 for that. Probably less. Heck I'd pay MORE for it with the headstock freshly broken off! then I could take it to a REAL luthier.

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