What a great thread! I've owned a Murphy-Shaw guitar(#2) since 1998. I moved in with a friend and saw a guitar case sitting in the basement. I opened it up and there was this cool Les Paul inside with the head stock broken off. He said I could have it. My friend Leonard Duke, who used to do repairs for Epiphone in Kalamazoo, gave me some ideas on how to fix it. It had already been fixed twice before I became the owner. My repair worked for a few years until it got bumped. Slowly, the head started to separate. Last fall, I took it apart again to start over. Now I'm debating whether to have it done professionally. Anyway, I love the guitar. As soon as I can, I'll post some pictures. And to Pat Murphy and anyone else: thanks for making my guitar!!