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The unthinkable happened

Pat Boyack

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ok you two, let's end this crazy argument once and for all. If for some reason I want to sell it, after it is fixed, and it plays and sounds as good as it did before, and the repair is not noticeable unless you get up real close, I would ask about $3k give or take. I have no idea what it would finally sell for but that's what I would ask. Obviously some folks would not buy it, but a gigging musician that wants the real deal up on stage and doesn't want to take chances with a pristine, collectable instrument, or someone that cannot afford the $$$$$ entry price of a new or perfect used one, that's who would probably buy it. It's not for sale and I'll never sell it, so that just a "what if" scenario. Glad we had our little talk:)
Ask for $4,000. Get yourself some wiggle room.
 

Dr. Green

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Want to sell it ?


I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try, and I try, and I try, and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no no no no no no no no no no no...................
 

Any Name You Wish

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You know, I forgot all about that Devo Satisfaction MTV appearance, and I wish I still did. I am certain I will not sell it, as certain as I am that I will never watch Devo again.
 

jb_abides

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Now,

Do it with a small piece of gold inside the electronics cover, what price?

If the wife's wedding diamond is under the truss rod cover?

What price?

Now, if I take all six to LA at the same point in time and sell them?

Now, Bozeman Montana? During Leap Year? Huh?


GOTCHA!

This would be a bad headstock break!

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Winkyplayer

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Bowing of the neck and the ever growing gap between the strings and the fretboard . Those are just 2 "tells" of a headstock repair . This is not rocket science . Further more to draw an analogy it's like putting lipstick on a pig and then sending the pig to a beauty/ talent contest where the pig is "exposed " instantly for being a pig . To each there own and these instruments costs a lot of money and it is not worth it to me , as there are so many instruments out there that are perfect and the way they are supposed to be .
Why would the neck bow because the headstock was broken and properly repaired? I'm with you in that I wouldn't want this guitar, unless it was otherwise special to me, but if the headstock is properly repaired, it'll play just fine.
 

pdfiddler

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ok you two, let's end this crazy argument once and for all. If for some reason I want to sell it, after it is fixed, and it plays and sounds as good as it did before, and the repair is not noticeable unless you get up real close, I would ask about $3k give or take. I have no idea what it would finally sell for but that's what I would ask. Obviously some folks would not buy it, but a gigging musician that wants the real deal up on stage and doesn't want to take chances with a pristine, collectable instrument, or someone that cannot afford the $$$$$ entry price of a new or perfect used one, that's who would probably buy it. It's not for sale and I'll never sell it, so that just a "what if" scenario. Glad we had our little talk:)
My guess is it would sell from a distance for $4,000, close up $2,000:cool:
 

El Gringo

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Exactly. Headstock repair is no cause for a neck to "bow".
This was a Norlin era les Paul with volute and the break was right in the area of the volute . Headstock and neck screwed beyond recognition . The volute was supposed to protect against breaks as the SG's in the 60's were prone to break there .
 

charliechitlins

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This was a Norlin era les Paul with volute and the break was right in the area of the volute . Headstock and neck screwed beyond recognition . The volute was supposed to protect against breaks as the SG's in the 60's were prone to break there .
Then it was a bad repair.
I'm not against the volute, per se, as many are, but it turned out that it didn't live up to its intended purpose; which I find odd.
You'd think that more wood in the trouble spot would make it stronger.
Gibson sure thought so.
 

Wilko

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This was a Norlin era les Paul with volute and the break was right in the area of the volute . Headstock and neck screwed beyond recognition . The volute was supposed to protect against breaks as the SG's in the 60's were prone to break there .
still no reason for neck to bow.
 

Dr. Green

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Are we not Men ? ........ we are DEVO ........ D ...... E ......V.....O

when a problem comes along - you must whip it .......................... whip it good !
 
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