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`73 LPC headstock repaired ? opinions needed please

neuroy

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I think about purchasing a 1973 LP Custom.
It´s a player, well worn. I am not sure about a repair in the headstock area.
Do you think the volute looks cosher ?

Seller states there´s no repair.

Thank you all !
 

Tom Wittrock

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Besides replaced keys, I don't see anything wrong in that photo.
What looks suspicious to you? :hmm
 

WBailey

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I think about purchasing a 1973 LP Custom.
It´s a player, well worn. I am not sure about a repair in the headstock area.
Do you think the volute looks cosher ?

Seller states there´s no repair.

Thank you all !

A food that conforms to the regulations of Jewish dietary law ?

Okay, yes, the volute on that guitar is " kosher " :hee :hmm

Better pics of the back and front of the headstock would be helpful.
 

guitplayer

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I`d need more pics.
First guess is that it looks odd. Kinda too
smooth/rounded. Better [pic of same area
 

neuroy

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I`d need more pics.
First guess is that it looks odd. Kinda too
smooth/rounded. Better [pic of same area

Yes, that´s it . The edge of the volute is not sharp. It´s like sanded over. I think there are some changes in colour as well in this area.
That´s the only pic I got . I know it´s hard to tell from pictures. Black is a very special thing to photograph as well.

Cheers
 

neuroy

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A food that conforms to the regulations of Jewish dietary law ?

Okay, yes, the volute on that guitar is " kosher " :hee :hmm

Better pics of the back and front of the headstock would be helpful.

Sorry for using the word "cosher" in a wrong context .
 

Triplet

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Looks a little too rounded for me. What's up with the binding? Should see more than a sliver from that angle. There are boatloads of early customs. Move on if unsure at all.
 

WBailey

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I think more, and better images are needed to evaluate ANOTHER MANS Les Paul. YMMV :yah
 

montesada

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based on just that one photo, I'd guess it's OK because you can see the 3pc neck lines going thru the rounded volute. I don't think you'd see those after a repair.
 
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