cracked neck

les paul, ugh what do I know

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It's not unrepairable, but.... Might be around the 200 mark for a good tech to repair it and the finish. Is it worth it? Depends on how you feel about the guitar pre break.
 

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Hang it up for the girl friend to see.

Then in casual conversation just mention that you loved that guitar, but it pissed you off too many times.
 

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For the price of getting the neck replaced.... buy a new guitar.
 

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OP I'm not what that repair might cost, but others are saying that for the cost, it may be worth it to get a new guitar. If it has sentimental value, it may be worth it - to you - to get it fixed. I've seen worse.

I couldn't help you with a repairman, but a competent luthier should be able to re-glue the neck, then fill the finish cracks and have it looking pretty good. The more cosmetically perfect, the more the repair will cost.
 

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Part out electronics pr sell unit as replacement part donor

The crack IMO makes it basically worthless

Ask yourself, after the cash to repair, say wild guess minimum $199 + respray minimum $100 would you be happy with the guitar or would it bother you every time you looked or played it.
 

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That neck is shattered. That's a very expensive repair bill. Get a new guitar.
 

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Hello. I had a question about cracked necks. I stumbled upon this on sweetwater. The guitar is marked “used” because of the crack, but it’s been discounted pretty heavily. I don’t know enough about cracked necks to know if this is a stupid/foolish purchase or not. Since it’s used, there’s no real warranty to speak of, so that’s not ideal. Curious to know if the repair looks good and what the general thought is about purchasing something like this. Thanks in advance
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Ok, so you are saying it's already been repaired? IF the discount is deep, say 50%, go for it.
 

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Impossible to evaluate from the picture.
It has no warranty from Gibson, but will Sweetwater accept a return for refund if it was not properly repaired?
All we can see is a crack, indicating that it wasn't refinished after the repair. That doesn't say anything about the quality of the repair.

What is the value of this model when new, and what are they asking for it now?
 

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Ok thanks. I think there’s a 90-day return window on it. This is an ultra heavy aged Murphy Lab. It went from offensively expensive to less offensively expensive. In all seriousness, it’s about a 30% off retail. I have no idea if that’s reasonable or not. That’s why I came here and decided to ask for opinions.
 

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