The Broken Headstock Syndrome. Why does this happen to Gibsons so often? Well, 'cause dudes (and gals) drop them, bump them, knock them over. Besides being heavy instruments they have a radical headstock angle which is it's weakest point... if you drop your guitar on a hard surface, there's a real good chance the headstock will snap, heck it happened to my buddy just a little while ago...right in from of my eyes! Good thing for him he has a buddy like me haha.
This neck had multiple breaks in it, including at the headstock. I'm not sure what happened to this poor guitar but it would require multiple gluing stages for proper setting. The breaks ran down parallel to the fingerboard on both sides of the neck, the fingerboard could actually be peeled away from the neck, so those are setup first. Because of where the breaks were, this one was a little tricky, but each step was successful and as you can see turned out well in the final stage.
This is a good example of minimal touch up after the break has been repaired. The area around the break is prepped, sprayed over multiple times and buffed into a gloss to blend in with the old. As you can see the neck has a lot of wear and even some wear-through in certain spots (you can see the wood worn through), so with this guitar the level of post work was more than adequate.
It now looks better than when it was brought in to me and the guitar will see many more years of use!