This kind of peghead break isn’t the end for your guitar!
Les paul peghead repair magic
This Gibson Les Paul peghead repair turned out real nice considering how much of a pain it was to fix. These are some of the toughest guitar repairs to handle simply because the peghead is separated from the guitar completely. Our job is to reattach it and make sure everything lines up. The most common peghead breaks that we see are on gibson guitars, this is due to the angle of the peghead. The peg head is pitched back at a specific angle, and this makes it a little more susceptible to breakage. Even if the guitar is in a hard shell case, the neck or peg head can be broken if the case falls over, or is miss handled in shipping, or in the airline baggage. I have literally seen a Goodall acoustic guitar splintered to pieces even though it was flying in a Calton guitar case, but this is a topic for another blog post. There are a couple different ways to approach a guitar repair like this, however the most important thing is to give the customer what they want. Some customers are happy with just a structural repair and others want to make the repair look factory. This was the case on this repair, however the customer opted to have us refinish the front of the peghead in black instead of gold. Furthermore, we have actually had customers come back to us and say that their guitar sounds better after the peghead repair was completed. I really don’t understand the physics as to why however, what we do know is that the glue joint is generally stronger than the wood around the area that broke, maybe this has something to do with it. I think we should have the mythbusters test this theory for us :0)
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