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Blog series by Dallas updated 03-03-2014 05:51 PM 3 parts 10106 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: How to Re-Repair a Les Paul With a Broken Headstock and NOT Kill the Perpetrator!

01-11-2014 01:43 AM by Dallas | 10 comments »

CAUTION! PICTURE HEAVY! About a month and a half ago I posted a forum topic about a new toy…. A brand new Epiphone Les Paul with a broken neck.This is a pretty common failure for Les Paul’s and SG’s, both Gibson and Epiphone.I bought this guitar to see if I could do a credible fix. Forum Topic Here! All went well until I had to go to the Doctor and found I had some problems and I couldn’t use any sho tools for awhile. I was nearly finished with this guitar and...

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Part 2: How to Re-Repair a Les Paul With a Broken Headstock Part II

01-13-2014 01:05 AM by Dallas | 3 comments »

As promised, although a little late, here is the second and hopefully final part of my Les Paul headstock/neck repair. I would have done this yesterday but an unfortunate occurrence happened…... My boss wanted me to work. Anyway, I got a coat of clear lacquer on over the top of the black lacquer and it went on much more smoothly. After letting the clear coat dry overnight it still had a faint orange peel to it so I got out some 1200 grit 3M wet-dry sand paper and skimmed it off a ...

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Part 3: Not Much to Report, Just a Couple on the Bench.

03-03-2014 05:51 PM by Dallas | 2 comments »

A few weeks ago I bought a pallet load of broken guitars. Most were real junk, you know the kind, Walmart, Costco, etc.In amongst the junk were a couple of Epiphone SG’s or at least enough parts thereof that I could build one.I found a decent straight neck, a body that was pretty good, a set of electronics and pickups and 6 matching tuners.I was really surprised that the neck didn’t have a broken headstock also but hey, I’ll take it! The worst part was a deep gouge about ...

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