"That'll grow back" advice on a broken headstock
While in my normal mode of ferrying kids around today, I spotted a stringed instrument at a yard sale. It turned out to be a Takamine EG544SC-4C in near mint condition, well except for the headstock.
The owner told me it'd been broken, glued back a "piano repairman" and subsequently broke again. It seems to sell used for about $300-350, so I have no illusions about cashing in on resale, but considering my nominal investment in the guitar, Takamine hard case, and cheap stand, I assume I can repair it and supply it to some aspiring musician who's short on cash.
This guitar was made without a faceplate, which I assume made the original headstock break more likely. I'm thinking of gluing the headstock back, thinning it front and back, adding a faceplate to the front and a backstrap that will overlap the break. I know the the original finish is poly of some sort, but I'd probably use lacquer for the repair work. Of course, I'd loose the original logo, but that's of little interest to me compared to turning it into a stable instrument.
Any thoughts or tips on where/how to start?