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    Even crazier when you consider it is an original 1959 Les Paul jr...!

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    Default Re: Tips on Fixing This Broken Headstock?

    Quote Originally Posted by grandcanyonminstrel View Post
    Even crazier when you consider it is an original 1959 Les Paul jr...!
    Good grief!
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    Default Re: Tips on Fixing This Broken Headstock?

    Actually, the engineering behind the Les Paul Jr. fix seems sound.
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    The other one looks like they cut the repair straps from spoons!

    Actually, nothing wrong with mechanical repairs -- other than they look bad and might get in the way of your playing!
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    Default Re: Tips on Fixing This Broken Headstock?

    I think Frank Ford's frets.com site was mentioned above, but he has really well-documented, illustrated examples of a half-dozen different peghead repairs on this luthiers page.

    http://frets.com/FretsPages/pagelist.html#Luthier

    He generally recommends traditional hot-hide (not cold, not fish) glue for these repairs, but there are examples where he'll use other varieties.

    This example of his re-repair of a previously glued peghead crack seems pretty similar to your situation:

    http://frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier/...strapheat.html

    Worth reading his articles comparing glue characteristics and strength tests and on using de-ionized water for cleaning repair sites, too, before doing anything.
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