My band was over for rehearsal on Sunday night. They were in the basement, and I came down a few minutes later. When I came down the stairs I heard one of the guys say here comes Gary, ask him what happened. So George hands me his les paul and says "what happened to my guitar"? I look at it and the headstock was split. I honestly had no idea what happened. He leaves his guitar on a stand, and doesnt bother taking his guitar home with him. I told him I never touched it, because I have my own guitars to play, and besides, I NEVER touch anyone elses gear. George is one of my dearest friends and I've played in several projects with him. He has always had a hard life and holds down two jobs to make ends meet. This guitar was his "baby". I can't even begin to describe how bad I felt, but because his guitar was left here, it was obviously my responsibility to make things good. I needed to get to the bottom of this because I was really really pissed off. I live alone (happily divorced BTW) so I asked my son Scott, who comes over regularly, if he knew anything about it. "No I didn't touch the guitar" Ya right. Turns out he had a couple of friends over the Thursday before, and sure enough, he emails me yesterday to tell me this. Little bastard. "I know what happened dad, truth is it got knocked off the stand". So now I am really pissed. He should have said something when it happened so I could have delt with it at the time instead of trying to hide it. And I looked pretty stupid in front of the guys denying any knowledge of what happened. So I learned a few things from all of this. 1) in the future, I won't let anyone leave any equipment in the studio 2) My guitars will now be kept in their cases 3) I have taken the house key away from my kid. The guitar will be repaired, and the person who did it will be paying for the repair cost. I did feel a bit better when I searched the net and found some before and after pics for headstock repairs. Here is one link (there are several) that you can look at to see what can be done. http://hometown.aol.co.uk/dalmedoguitars/page28.html. Took it too the Twelfth Fret and it should be ready in a few days. BTW.....dont know if its true (someone can jump in here) but someone was telling me that the necks are actually stronger once they are repaired.