65 Guild Thunderbird Restoration (vintage burst)



This is an example of a repair to a broken headstock which is fairly common on Gibson guitars. Re-gluing the headstock properly is very important and must be done right on the first attempt or it could be messed up forever and unrepairable. Glueing and properly clamping the break is extremely important and often specially made wood cauls are required as well as pins to initiate strong clamping pressure while glue sets. In order to hide the glue joint break line, I airbrush the break area with a colour dark enough to hide the break and then refinish the area. Often the front of the headstock has to be repaired and refinished as well.