Haywire Custom Shop 08/29/2016: Gibson Vintage 1972 Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair Photos

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Haywire Custom Shop 08/29/2016: Gibson Vintage 1972 Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair Photos

1972 Gibson Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair Photos

 

Sometimes it’s better to repair a guitar you already own instead of buying a new one. In this case 10 years after the accident occurred the owner, Russ met up with me at the Haywire Custom Guitar Shop. We talked about resurrecting his beautiful guitar and discuss this Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair

He owns a 1972 one owner Vintage Les Paul.  Russ left it and I went to work. It was back to normal in 2 days and Russ will be very happy to have his guitar home again in playing condition! Rick Mariner – Haywire Custom Guitars

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1972 Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop.

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1972 Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop Step 1)-Examine the damage.

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First photo of Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop.

 

1972 Les Paul with snapped head stock in for repair at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop Step 2-Examine the crack and the width of the opening
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1972 Les Paul Snapped Head Stock at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop Step 3)-Examine the damaged area after gluing and clamping and filling

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Damage to  Les Paul Snapped Head Stock at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop Step 4)-Fill in deep ruts before sanding smooth and re-shaping the back profile

 

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Les Paul Snapped Head Stock Repair at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop. Step 5)-Light sanding and more filling deep ruts

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sanding: Les Paul Snapped Head Stock  at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop.  Step 6)-More sanding, fine sanding and profiling

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Final Head Stock Repair at the Haywire Custom Guitars repair shop. Step 7)-Begin building up the finish on the final stage of the neck snap repair

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About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md.and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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