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Amazing headstock repair!

neuroy

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Perfect work !
BUT. : a broken head remains a broken head . So why trying to hide the scars of life...?
I have various guitars with repaired breaks. they show that life goes on....even with scars. And perhaps I adore them more , because they show the transitoriness of things...
AND : loving someone, something ,does never ends with age or signs of life. Sometimes it grows even more.
Wine becomes more fine and defined with age......
I don´t aim to hide repairs anymore - I show them ...
 

sweiger

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Perfect work !
BUT. : a broken head remains a broken head . So why trying to hide the scars of life...?
I have various guitars with repaired breaks. they show that life goes on....even with scars. And perhaps I adore them more , because they show the transitoriness of things...
AND : loving someone, something ,does never ends with age or signs of life. Sometimes it grows even more.
Wine becomes more fine and defined with age......
I don´t aim to hide repairs anymore - I show them ...

I beg to differ. To follow your logic:

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Then this repair, which was done to a '58 burst some 40 years ago by an outright amateur, is just "scars of life"?
If it was my guitar, I'd go all the way to try & get the repair look much better.
Problem is, they probably used some 2 component horrible glue..
 
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Ed A

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Aren't the OP's wall units Hercules brand?
No. They are swing brand. But keep in mind I run a long lag bolt all the way through them to the exterior plywood of the house. So they aren’t going anywhere. The guitar fell because of my own stupidity of not placing it correctly in the cradle. I still to this day I don’t know how that happened I think I put it in and got distracted.
 

Ed A

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Perfect work !
BUT. : a broken head remains a broken head . So why trying to hide the scars of life...?
I have various guitars with repaired breaks. they show that life goes on....even with scars. And perhaps I adore them more , because they show the transitoriness of things...
AND : loving someone, something ,does never ends with age or signs of life. Sometimes it grows even more.
Wine becomes more fine and defined with age......
I don´t aim to hide repairs anymore - I show them ...
That’s individual choice. But with the kind of work that Ian and others are capable of these days my own personal feeling is why do I need to look at a repair. In fact the guitar looks better now than it did after its first break years ago. I literally can’t see the break at all front or back and for me that makes me happy!
 

CK6

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No. They are swing brand. But keep in mind I run a long lag bolt all the way through them to the exterior plywood of the house. So they aren’t going anywhere. The guitar fell because of my own stupidity of not placing it correctly in the cradle. I still to this day I don’t know how that happened I think I put it in and got distracted.
Ed, the Hercules ones have a clasp so it is impossible for it to fall out of the clasp once the guitar is placed. Well worth checking out
 

Frutiger

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Saw this on Instagram, Ian is a wizard! I'd also rather have as invisible repair as possible, but like you would be happy for it to show up under blacklight.

With storing them I do both - get as many on the wall as possible (using Hercules mounts) and the rest on stands.

Cue gratuitous gear shots:

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marshall1987

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Saw this on Instagram, Ian is a wizard! I'd also rather have as invisible repair as possible, but like you would be happy for it to show up under blacklight.

With storing them I do both - get as many on the wall as possible (using Hercules mounts) and the rest on stands.

Cue gratuitous gear shots:

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Is that a reissue Korina Flying V In the back corner in your first photo? Or genuine vintage model?
 

seafood

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the L-4c has a ''Mc carty pickup''......what Gibson called a ""finger rest pickup""....it sits above the top of the guitar...it's a little thinner than a p-90...but,sounds like a p-90 with hollow mids!!!! wow ! all in black too!!!! i love that Guitar!!!
 

Wilko

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the L-4c has a ''Mc carty pickup''......what Gibson called a ""finger rest pickup""....it sits above the top of the guitar...it's a little thinner than a p-90...but,sounds like a p-90 with hollow mids!!!! wow ! all in black too!!!! i love that Guitar!!!
Close. The mcCarty finger rest pickup looks like this:

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poor man's burst

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The mini-humbucker as used on Les Paul Deluxe or Epiphones are very different from the Firebird mini-humbuckers.
 
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