This Les Paul headstock was broken nearly perpendicular to the neck, leaving no surface area to simply re-glue and clamp.
Like the repair on the J-45, I will plane the neck and headstock to expose enough surface area to glue a piece of mahogany that will join the two pieces back together.
The two surfaces have been planed and are ready for the fabricated piece of mahogany. The exposed underside of the face plate in-between the headstock and neck will be filled with epoxy. A super strong epoxy will glue both pieces together as well. — at Russell Guitar Repair.
Here is the two pieces glued back together using a block of mahogany that has been shaped to look like the original neck/headstock. Now for the paint!
The new neck joint has been painted and holes drilled for the tuning machines.
At first glance the neck looks like it has never been broken. Over time the finish will shrink up and expose the seams where the pieces join. For now, however, it is pretty much invisible and functions like new!