Gibson Headstock Repair Query?

Discussion in 'Restoration & Repair' started by Terry Chapman, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Terry Chapman

    Terry Chapman New Member

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    Just had a Gibson 335 left with me with the Gibson 'smile'?
    Normally not a big deal but this one has been repaired before and I dont know what glue has been used?
    any suggestions please?
    Thanks
     
  2. Terry Chapman

    Terry Chapman New Member

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  3. Ray Carlton

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    Use splines this time. You'll be up for finish repairs whatever way its done
     
  4. bruce bennett

    bruce bennett Active Member

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    agreed, Spline it!
    when Mahogany breaks, it often gets "micro fractures" in it from the first hit. so even after the repair, you often have the next weakest fracture let go with the next good bump.

    I've had one that was repaired 7 times,

    but those micro fractures were why Splines were developed/ used. you can often see them with a jewelers loop ( magnifier)
     

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