What is your favorite classic headstock design from these choices?

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  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

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    I always liked the Steinberger headstocks.
     
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  2. mgreene

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    I used to hate the 70's style headstock but the extra mass is supposedly functional in terms of tone and sustain.

    My latest:

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    Traditional Strat, please.
     
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    Les Paul, then 70’s Strat. Guards, seize him!
     
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    Oh [deity], now I will never be able to not see that. Thanks.
     
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    No drum roll for you ;). I like the lower right, you see the inside wood grain. Kinda cool.

    I'm with you here, and I think the best engineered one too. Small and string going straight from the nut to the tuners.

    To me the Tele headstock looks like a Ooops ! moment, with a drum sander.

    I'll help you here ... boobs ?
     
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    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    #1 Classic Strat, #2 Gibson, ... but really , either.
    I hate the later big head Strat ones.
     
  9. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Broken off Gibson headstocks always make me smile...
     
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  10. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thanks. That helps. :cool:
     
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    I like the '68 style headstock the best, but the '79 is more practical with the truss rod adjustment on the top...


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  12. IMadeYouReadThis

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    Is Rickenbacker an option?






















































    Fine...I'll go with telecaster...
     
  13. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    Telecaster...
    I can remember the Fender Super Bullet string package from the 70’s. It was a picture of a Telecaster headstock.
    I remember discussing how the most beautiful guitar would be a Stratocaster with a Telecaster neck. That’s before I knew that was a thing.
     
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    Sorry!
    Other than seeing a broken-off LP headstock, I'm not seeing ' a joke'?
     
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    Big '70s headstock for me. I haven't looked back since I saw a picture of Thurston Moore playing one, and thought how flippin' cool is that?
    Yeah, I know, he prefers a Jazzmaster, but that one photo...

    Telecaster headstock in second place. I have an '84 Bullet S-3 that has a Telecaster style neck and never complained.

    Les Paul and standard Strat headstock are tied for last place in the "acceptable" category.

    Dead last is the Fender Electric XII headstock. Looks like someone hung a droopy sock off the end of the neck and traced it.
     
  16. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I like the upper right. Also the lower left, if it’s attached to a Jaguar.
     
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