Headstock designs you Hate/Love...(Strictly for fun!!)

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by billyb, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Treehouse

    Treehouse Squier-Meister

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    The Arboritum
    I think it looks rad! And less break angle at the nut than the nuts pay top pesos for!
     
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  2. billyb

    billyb Squier-Nut

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    ^...Thought it was Long Dong Silver :)
     
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  3. campermoose

    campermoose Squier Talker

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    These are supposed to be EXCELLENT guitars, but that headstock...
    I just can't, the shape, the font, the design...
    Also, I'm sure many will disagree, but for some reason not a fan of 70s Strat headstocks... (also, David Gilmour took a hacksaw to his :) )

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  4. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-holic

    Apr 25, 2019
    Arequipa
    Man, that one looks terrible haha
     
  5. Ahnlaashock

    Ahnlaashock Squier-holic

    Sep 21, 2014
    St. Louis Area
    Lotus stepped up and built two superstrats deserving of the name. The 1110 and the 1190. One a square edged thick ash body, standard strat style bridge, with an old fashioned three piece neck, where the neck is three pie wedges that go full length with thick fingerboard. The neck is wide enough to use as a landing strip, so not for small hands. It weighs a ton!
    The other a thin edged Floyd Rose type with an ash body. They are both legit guitars, but then they used the lopsided acorn headstock on them. You would not want to pay to have the 1110 built, but because of the headstock design, they sell for the same prices as laminate body Lotus strats do.
    This is the 1110 from another post here. You have to scroll down to find it, but the headstock is hard to miss!

    https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/favorite-non-fender-strats.311376/page-2
     
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  6. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Headstock on my 1994 Washburn....

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  7. Ken Rose

    Ken Rose Squier-holic

    Sep 23, 2010
    Northern California
    Who makes that guitar anyway?
     
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  8. wayne thomas

    wayne thomas Squier-Meister

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  9. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Fonz Guitars, Inc? Is it tuned to open Aaaaaayyyyyyyyy?
     
  10. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Philadelphia
    You decide ... I vote not bad
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  11. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Squier-Meister

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    I modified a Squier headstock with a chiseling tool to resemble a Bigsby.:)

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  12. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Squier-Meister

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    My Japanese vintage El Degas guitar has an interesting headstock sort of similar to another Japanese brand.

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  13. billyb

    billyb Squier-Nut

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  14. Ken Rose

    Ken Rose Squier-holic

    Sep 23, 2010
    Northern California
    That looks amazing
     
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  15. Montandy

    Montandy Squier Talker

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    And could be used as a weapon if necessary.
     
  16. Montandy

    Montandy Squier Talker

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    Does anyone else think it’s cool how G&L’ headstock pays homage to both the Strat and the Tele?
    9228A77D-AD8E-46BA-9975-0F885E145FF0.jpeg 5D3288E3-6557-46DD-8E67-9BC6E72215B6.jpeg My favorite Epiphone/Gibson headstock.
     
  17. billyb

    billyb Squier-Nut

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    This is actually a current production model...YUCKKKKK!!!
     
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  18. brashboy

    brashboy Squier Talker

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    Florida
    The Martin is perfect, no need to be changed, most copied acoustic headstock ever. Starcaster is also perfect, which is why Bilt and many others have, um, appropriated it.

    If you want ugly check out DiPinto and MusicVox.
     
  19. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    By and large most headstocks don't really move me either way. A few notable exceptions being the the early eighties and earlier Alvarz Square top (ala Martin) which signifies a MIJ Alvarez is super, if only for the models it represents.. The next one, I call the two t**ies headstock, I could live without.

    My all time hideously ugly award goes to the Greg Bennett Samicks.
     
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  20. Ken Rose

    Ken Rose Squier-holic

    Sep 23, 2010
    Northern California
    I dont mind the AXL headstock but I’m not a fan of theirs for personal reasons. When they were new on the block I reached out to their Hayward Ca HQ and they basically laughed at me with a smart assy “you are NOT” Duncan. That hurted a little.
     
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