Headstock Repair plus New Bone Nut on Gibson Les Paul

This Gibson took a tumble and a crack appeared on the neck much to the owners distress. the big problem with cracks like this is that you have to make it worse before you can make it better, as there’s no way to get glue into a crack like this that’s not open. When this guitar broke, even under controlled conditions a slight crease or bubble occurred on the front of the headstock, the only way to remove this would to refinish the headstock veneer. Personally I don’t think it’s worth it but we’ll see what the owner thinks…

The nut was damaged when the neck cracked and needed replacing so I replaced it with some bone and gave the guitar a full setup.

With the refinished paintwork curtesy of the great Jon Shuker I think it turned out pretty well.