Gibson Headstock Repair

Here is a 2013 Gibson acoustic with the typical Gibson headstock break, this particular guitar has a very thin neck and the truss rod slot is deep, leaving almost no gluing surface for a good repair. This has already been re-glued twice and failed both times after a couple of weeks. We will repair this with two maple shims and a carbon fiber back plate.

#Gibson headstock repair

 

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Not much surface to glue.

Not much surface to glue.

ok

ok

Special jig for routing shims.

Special jig for routing shims.

Special shim routing jig.

Special shim routing jig.

Here you can see a thin mahogany strip was glued between the two pieces after sanding flat to give a slightly larger glueing surface.

Here you can see a thin mahogany strip was glued between the two pieces after sanding flat to give a slightly larger glueing surface.

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two maple shims glue in.

two maple shims glue in.

Sweet! But I am going a little overboard here and am going to  re-inforce this with a carbon fiber plate.

Sweet! But I am going a little overboard here and am going to

re-inforce this with a carbon fiber plate.

The plate is about 1mm thick so I glued two maple veneer sheets to smooth out the transition to the neck for a smooth feel. Time for the amazing Glueboost and Fill and Finish. Finished photos coming nest week.  #Fill and Finish #Glueboost

The plate is about 1mm thick so I glued two maple veneer sheets to smooth out the transition to the neck for a smooth feel. Time for the amazing Glueboost and Fill and Finish. Finished photos coming nest week.

#Fill and Finish #Glueboost

Front.

Front.

Back, Lets Play! Guitar feels solid, deep balanced sound with a strong attack, maybe because of more solidity?

Back, Lets Play! Guitar feels solid, deep balanced sound with a strong attack, maybe because of more solidity?