What is your favorite classic headstock design from these choices?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    I always liked the Steinberger headstocks.
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  2. mgreene

    mgreene Tele-Holic

    Jan 27, 2010
    south carolina
    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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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Traditional Strat, please.
  4. Shuster

    Shuster Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Oct 31, 2018
    South Texas
    Gibson Flying V
  5. Elmore

    Elmore Tele-Holic

    Dec 18, 2011
    Les Paul, then 70’s Strat. Guards, seize him!
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  6. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Oh [deity], now I will never be able to not see that. Thanks.
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  7. DrBGood

    DrBGood Tele-Meister

    Jan 30, 2015
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    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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  8. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    #1 Classic Strat, #2 Gibson, ... but really , either.
    I hate the later big head Strat ones.
  9. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 2, 2010
    Broken off Gibson headstocks always make me smile...
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  10. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Thanks. That helps. :cool:
  11. rz350

    rz350 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2009
    Waubeka Wisconsin
    I like the '68 style headstock the best, but the '79 is more practical with the truss rod adjustment on the top...

  12. Is Rickenbacker an option?

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

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2012
    The Bluegrass
    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.
  14. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    Other than seeing a broken-off LP headstock, I'm not seeing ' a joke'?
  15. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    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

    Dec 29, 2006
    Potsdam, NY
    I like the upper right. Also the lower left, if it’s attached to a Jaguar.
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