Epiphone G 400 Custom Shop Ltd Edition REPAIRED
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-19)
Price : US $185.00
This guitar was damaged in shipment. The headstock was snapped off the neck. (See 'before repair' picture.) This was repaired by gluing the headstock back onto the neck with hide glue. Obviously, with this type of break glue isn't enough. I also embedded two hardwood splines into channels cut into the back of the neck on either side of the truss rod. The headstock is now completely stable and, as I often say in these listings, it will last longer than you do...unless you're prone to destroying guitars on stage. After filling and sanding I shot the repaired area with white nitrocellulose lacquer and followed up with a couple of coats of clear nitrocellulose. A little fine sanding and buffing and the neck looks as good as new. The only other cosmetic flaw in this guitar was a dime-size chunk of finish missing on the back edge of the upper bout. I filled, painted and polished the area. I tried to show it in the next to last photo. (The guitar is upside down). If you look carefully, you can see a very slight difference in shade where the repair was made.
The set neck is straight with minimal relief and the truss rod is fully functional. Since this guitar was new when damaged, there is no fret wear. The protective plastic is still on the pickups and the back access plate. This guitar has some normal very minor surface scratches and minor dings like you might find on a guitar that has been on a showroom floor for a couple of days. Everything from its chrome Grover tuning machines to its pickups and electronics is
original. There are some minor pick scratches on the pickguard.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-19)
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