THE MONSTER (1957/1989)
Travis Bird Jnr (body, 1989) and Terry Bird Snr (neck, 1957)
Travis Bird Jnr, lead guitarist with heavy metal band Heavy Mental, snapped the neck clean off his beloved Gibson Les Paul while playing at Rowdy's RockHouse in Smalltown, Dallas, 1989. In need of a hasty replacement, Travis took (without asking) his fathers' beloved '57 goldtop and performed a transplant worthy of Dr Frankenstein. The guitar has since remained intact to this day, the father/son relationship less so.
(Well that's the story we're telling at Joe Doe Guitars...)