Well, this happened today...

Fuggle

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Had the guitar sitting on the stand up on the church stage when I tripped on the cable. The guitar fell face down hard on the stage. After a quick scream I just sat there, looking at the headstock and thinking, Did this really just happen?? My one and only Gibson, a 2014 Studio Pro. :mad:

 

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Bummer to the extreme. I play at my church and our band area is very small thus having chords everywhere. So I live in the same fear.
Good luck with the repair. I know it makes you sick to look at it but it will probably go back together nicely based on what I can see. How loud did you scream?? I just get a picture of the service stopping in its tracks.
 

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I might add that 3 were from me, and they continued to be my go-to's
 

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Condolences...
I know it's too late, but as soon as I stop playing at the end of a set, I step on the tuner, unplug the guitar and drape the cable over the mic stand so I don't have to be searching for the end in the low light. The guitar does go on a stand, but never attached to a cable for just that reason.
 

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How loud did you scream?? I just get a picture of the service stopping in its tracks.
That would have been truly horrifying, but thankfully this happened an hour after the service ended. I was just packing up my gear, and the sad event was only witnessed by a handful of people milling about.
 

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If that had happened to me, the blue streak of expletives flowing from my mouth would surely have brought a bolt of lightening down upon me.

It's a battle scar. Properly repaired, it'll be good as new/slightly used.

Ask Santa for a wireless unit.
 

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Condolences...
I know it's too late, but as soon as I stop playing at the end of a set, I step on the tuner, unplug the guitar and drape the cable over the mic stand so I don't have to be searching for the end in the low light. The guitar does go on a stand, but never attached to a cable for just that reason.
exactly even in my own house i unplug before sitting in the stand, never leave on a stand plugged in for that exact reason...

OP....unless you have a time machine, it sucks but get some clamps, glue and consider it a battle wound. at least you saw how it happened...story

years back, a 72 flying V leaning flat and secure against a chair in my bedroom, morning i wake up and its flat on its face with the crack wide open looking at me when i woke up......to this day i have no clue how that happened and when i see a thread like this i remember it...only busted neck ever had but you always remember...the image is still in my head from over 20 years ago....V is gone, image isnt..sucks really.
 

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Man that's too bad. I've never had a guitar get hurt that bad. A scratch here and there. Someone can fix it. I bought a 93 les paul studio on Ebay. Black with gold hrdwr. Turned out to have a neck repair, undisclosed, right below headstock. I could barely feel something at the repair spot. I play that thing all the time. Repair is strong and it stays in good tune. No problem.
 

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I occasionally play at a church band... And as a habit, I remove the jack off the guitar before I put the guitar on the rack... clumsy people, like myself, tend to trip over something... it’s even worse if Im wearing flip flops....
 




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