Originally Posted by crompo
That's an unusual one in that it's the opposite way to a normal break.
They usually go face first into the floor and crack the other way.
I'd say you are fortunate and it should be an easy and stable repair.
Actually... Its becomming VERY common....
its an SG correct?? I posted a thread a while ago about SG cases not fitting the guitar correctly.. when in the case, the neck supports are too tall, causing the headstock to be pressed against the top of the case rather than the fingerboard.. a little pressure on the headstock area of the case and SNAP!!!!
the fix?? I put a micro fiber cleaning towel, folded several times under the ass end of the guitar so that the neck lays flat across the supports in the case and the fingerboard is parallel to the top of the case.
You are right about the stablility of the break though.. once propely fixed.. it is possibly the most stable break because string tension actually closes the break.
and as posted above.. dry clamp it and make sure that all you have is a hairline crack int he paint once its clamped up.. if not.. there are some goobers in the break that you'll need to remove before glue-up. it needs to go back together tightly.
I got my SG GT the same way.. the guitar never made it to its first owner and was held in insurance la la land for three years until i got it!!!!
Its been fixed and strung up for three months now.. time to finish the repair and repant the neck! (when i get time!!!)