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My ESP AX260 fell face down off the stand and the impact though not very acute broke the headstock and its completely off the body. The fretboard is intact but the Tune O Matic bridge fell off. I really want to restore my guitar back. I read about a few people fixing broken headstocks. I want to know if I can restore my guitar back to its original shape? Will the fix hold good? Are there any other alternatives?

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I have reattached three headstocks myself as an amateur... I would take your pieces to a Luthier and see what he says about it. The ones I repaired, an acoustic bass required putting in a steel pin to stabilize the joint and some epoxy for the pin as well as the wood glue... an acoustic 6 string required only careful gluing, as did a 5 string banjo...

In all cases Titebond III glue was used for the wood and perfect mateup of the parts was required. Nitrocellulose laquer restored the finish using very fine emery sanding (4000 grit) wet sanding.

The perfect fitup and clamping is mandatory, and the gluing, if done right, will be stronger than the original wood. A key is to have clean LARGE areas of glue contact.

Please do take the unit to a professional Luthier... you should find them in your phone book...

Posted on Nov 13, 2010


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