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Pics to follow. Is $120.00 too much to pay ?. The local luthier is an expert at fixing busted off and cracked headstocks.

 

http://www.guitardoctor.com/repairs_new.html

Clean break ??? ... or is there a lot o' splintering? If you're not concerned with post repair aesthetics (or can afford a pro refinish), almost anything can be repaired. Not that my answer helps you in any way...... Could very well be worth $120 ... promised pics will help those who actually know what they're talking about :)

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Pics to follow. Is $120.00 too much to pay ?. The local luthier is an expert at fixing busted off and cracked headstocks.

 

http://www.guitardoctor.com/repairs_new.html

 

I'm guessing the guitar came with said headstock? :P Which model? If it's an Elitist, then you unquestionably got a great deal. If it's an original, then it was pretty much a gift... but if it's just one of the "normal" ones... Well they're about $400 used, without having had a broken headstock repair. I gotta imagine a good luthier is going to charge at least $200 for the repair, after which it'll probably *play* good as new. And you'll have gotten a "free" setup to boot, which you most likely would have had to have done anyways. So if you're happy with how it sounds and plays afterwards and don't plan on selling it, then you saved yourself more than a few bucks on a nice guitar.

 

So I realise I misread this post as I thought you were asking was $120 too much to pay for the guitar, and you were asking about the repair. Though in a backwards way my post does respond ;). I'd say $120 is a good price for that repair, at least here in Los Angeles as usually it's closer to $200.

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$120 seems fair enough for a professional job with no detectable seams.

 

Does that include a professionally blended refinish of the neck after the reapir?

 

If so, it's a bargain.

I think you misunderstood my explaination, The guitar headstock isn't fixed yet, that will be up to me as to who and where it will be done. My local guy is very good at such work. A true "expert". Here is a link to his site. The price I quoted is for the (complete) guitar.

 

http://www.guitardoctor.com/repairs_new.html

 

I think he will charge about $150-$200, maybe less. So I got a "new" Casino for about $270-$320. Even with the break, and he will "hide" it for me, I don't think that's too bad of a price.

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