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Strange joint on neck. New head or bad construction?

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GreyGnome
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I bought this Gibson Epiphone at an online auction. There is a weird joint (see pic) that looks like a repair or neck replacement. The joint is not smooth but uneven.

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What do you think? (apart from the fact that I wasted my money)

Thanks!


   
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Alan Green
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It's definitely a separate piece of wood. How does it play?

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GreyGnome
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Actually it plays fine. Just needs some sanding down at the joint. I can't imagine that's a factory patch.


   
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bottomender
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That is a normal neck / headstock joint. some factories make the headstock separate from the rest of the neck and glue them together before putting the fretboard on. Don't worry you didn't get ripped off the guitar is totally playable at least as far as that joint is concerned.


   
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