I have indeed had the headstock break off when a drunk knocked it off the stand at a gig, on New Year's Eve. What a way to start the new year! But I've had Les Pauls and currently still have two and have had no issues with them staying in tune. In fact they stay in tune very well. I played only Gibsons for a number of years before I decided I had to get a Strat. I had played Strats owned by other guitar players in bands I was in. I did fall in love with maple necked Strats and one has been my main player ever since. I still play the Les Pauls for certain sounds and songs and I do still love them.