This Les Paul was only a week old when it suffered this catastrophic break.
Unusually, the fall was so severe that it broke the fibre headstock face right across between the E tuners.
Although not an easy repair the break had plenty of surface area for glue.
The repaired headstock was relacquered and the repair is only visible under close inspection.
I did consider replacing the headstock facing but decided to fill the repair and paint it black to keep the costs down.
The pearl Gibson logo was scraped clean and a new “Les Paul model” transfer applied and lacquered over.
Once the lacquer had hardened, I flatted it, and buffed to a high gloss before reassembling the guitar and restringing.
Here’s the back of the neck, you can just make out the join line!