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Nicest / Worst Headstock???

 
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stupot



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Nicest / Worst Headstock??? Reply with quote

Just wondered?? Rolling Eyes

I like the old flowerpot gibson headstock, because of the tradition associated with it Wink

The D'angelico though looks the meanest - really art deco Smile Especially with those imperial grovers...mmmm nice! Smile

What do you think??

As for the worst - fender headstocks for me - bland beyond belief Evil or Very Mad
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randyc



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta' go with the flower pot as well ! Wish somebody would slip one of those headstocks under my Christmas Tree (maybe with a body attached) ...
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mr. beaumont



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the old epiphones from the 40's and 50's that had the name "Epiphone" inside a large "T" shape. my buddy's grandpa had an old zephyr regent like that...sheeeeeet, that was a nice guitar.

i'm also partial to the danelectro coke bottle.
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Lydisk



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flower pot.
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L4sleeko



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool I like the flower pot as well, though I always thought it looked more like a blazing torch:



But one of my all-time favorites is the Epiphone Tree of life:

http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/images/40U/40U-3635_headstock-front.jpg

Different than anything else. Of course, being an avid outdoorsman and plant lover, I'am biased. Cool
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L4sleeko



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Surprised Very Happy Ahhh Igiro, what can I say . . . a man after my own heart - PICTURES!
Gosh, I'am punch drunk after all that. The one with the planes, wow.
The flower pot on my Byrd has a lot of different colors from green and blue to white. Only it doesn't show in the pictures.
What the heil, here's my Camp:





Again, lots of different colors in this one as well, but no show in the pics. You can KIND of get an idea from the truss rod cover and inlays, although these show bland compared to in person.
I really like the shape of the Camp because it reminds me of some of the Gibsons. I always wished for a little more of the "wing tips" at the ends and this one has it in spades. You have got to be careful not to bang 'em though. Real sharp and tapered.

Check out the headstock on this Super 400:

http://exceptionalguitars.com/inventory/detail?sn=GBEL031035

It kind of has larger "wings". My L4 - not so much. Although, it lacks the binding:



I know - details, details, details. Laughing

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L4sleeko



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Yowwwzerrr!

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alfonso



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I'm partial to the flower pot as well, what's with the big honkin' headstocks all the Luthiers are coming up with, well maybe not all but some. This guy's site looks like he makes some nice quality guitars but I can't get over the oversized headstock. later


http://www.elferinkguitars.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Igiro,
Good theory on the string tension idea, yeah I know D'Angelico has gone to it and even Benedetto has one that I've come across. They're the Luthiers so I guess I better buy one Laughing later

lgiro wrote:
well he's doing it like D'Angelico did it, right?

the super 400 and gibson Johnny Smith have it too.

i'm not an expert but i thought it had something to do with firming up the string tension.....
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alfonso



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see said the blind man. Laughing

lgiro wrote:
no i mean the D'Angelico. before his apprentice D'Aquisto did it, and before Benedetto came into his own.

see acoustic archtops at Gruhn for a real D'Angelico

http://www.gruhn.com/

and Mandolin bros:

http://www.mandoweb.com/15-5275.jpg
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