"I am a little late in the game but my two cents is I would inset and glue a piece of wood to fill the gap and then sand the end grain to bare wood and then go over the end grain with super glue. The super glue will go into the grain of…"
"Go get yourself some JB weld brand "quick wood" putty, stuff in to the crack using a card, razor blade or what have you, And get a sheet of hobby craft 3mm plywood, trace the headstock shape on to it, cut it out and glue on the bottom side…"
"Your idea of opening the crack and filling it with a sliver of wood may put more stress on the wood around the hole and cause a new crack. Also, it may make the hole bigger causing a loose tuning key to rattle.
This is the reason my guitar has a…"
"I don't know guys, typically, I'd agree with you, glue and clamp, but, you'll be reapplying the pressure and it will want to pull apart again, the glued joint won't, but right next to it might pull apart since it's got grain…"
"I second the glue it and clamp it fix. I like Darryl's recommendation of adding the plate to either top or back since the grain is running the opposite way as Richard pointed out. That will reinforce the headstock against more splits later."
"If you can get a clamp on it to squeeze it closed . Wet a small paint brush and wet the crack. Dip the wet brush in wood glue titebond or something similar and dap it in the crack forcing it into it .Clamp it"
"Ahhhh, this guy...
looks like the grain was running the wrong direction on your wings for the headstock, this contributed to the split, you may get more, if it splits again, make a one piece face for the headstock and glue over the headstock, may…"
"Then I would slightly enlarge to slot, glue in a piece, I wouldn't just try and glue it back together, seems like the simple solution, but if there was enough stress from humidity/expansion, gluing it as is and trying to apply pressure might…"
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