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Which Guitar Brand or Model Has the Ugliest Headstock? (No one offs, curiosities etc.)

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Grandy, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA

  2. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2004
    Whatever sounds mediocre or worse


  3. NMore

    NMore TDPRI Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    Castle Rock
    OK no problem. I am just commenting based on the OP. I don't like the epiphone headstock.. Any of them..Thanks
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  4. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Tele-Holic

    Nov 22, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    I must dig ugly headstocks since I own:

    Strat with CBS headstock
    Kramer with a hockey stick
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  5. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    I don't have a PRS or a hockey stick, but I do have the others you mentioned and a couple pointy ones, and they are the most loathsome. lol
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  6. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

    The point is about the early 80s Matsumoku guitars is that as well as aspiring for quality in a guitar they were also aspiring for originality, some of them having been subject to lawsuits.

    I don't find the Aria and Westone/Electra headstocks ugly at all, because they very use-able guitars played by pro musicians too.

    I don't have a problem with the PRS headstock either, whether on the SE or higher end models. Allows good string alignment, balance, strength on a thru neck guitar and largely avoids the problem of headstock breakage too.
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  7. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    That is why i bought Exl-1 now in october! And temporary low price, i was purchasing jazz archtops.
    The other i bought is Epi Century DeLuxe Masterbilt, i think it has the finest Epiphone headstock ever.
    Dean gets some whacking here, they don`t say which of them, i own a Dean MAB-3 Michael Angelo Batio TR, i think it`s not that bad. View attachment 489181

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  8. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010

  9. Timo82

    Timo82 TDPRI Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Fender starcaster Pen!s-headstock

  10. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Steinberger headstocks stink. Those lazy sons oh' beaches.

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  11. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    No they don`t usually stink, but at first sight you think something is missing, or the guitar has suffered Les Paul accident.
    I will never get used for that look, but i don`t hate it. I will save my anger for more serious issues.

  12. kidmeatball

    kidmeatball Tele-Meister

    Jan 17, 2016
    Delta, BC
    I love everything about the Explorer, except the headstock. I also like hockey sticks, but not when they are headstocks.

  13. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    Calgary Flames or Edmonton Oilers? Or Vancouver , they won big last night in Dallas.

    I will never forget Kurri & Gretzky.
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  14. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    Hate my Epiphone headstock but think my Martin headstock is pure genius. Simple but the best
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  15. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    It was a joke. I'm sorry that the humor didn't translate. I was just kidding. I picked a brand with no headstock and made a joke!
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  16. Elias Graves

    Elias Graves Friend of Leo's

    Apr 27, 2010
    I’ll go with Seagull. [​IMG]

  17. TwangyWhammy

    TwangyWhammy Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2014
    Under the DownUnder
    Should not have opened this thread. I threw up in my mouth a little bit...

    I keep doing it!
    I see a thread that I know won't have a good outcome for me - and yet still, in I go.

  18. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Meister

    Feb 1, 2018
    San Clemente
    I hate those heavy metal hockey stick hair band guitars with a passion.

    PRS headstocks are ugly too, I guess I'm a dyed in the wool Fender kind of guy.

  19. grooveiron

    grooveiron Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

    Mar 29, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    I just can’t get worked up about any of them. They’re utilitarian to me…
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  20. Doctorbb

    Doctorbb TDPRI Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    Is this for real? Holy crap. My Seagull Acoustic has a tiny one, not ugly but just looks weird. But damn, it’s a fine guitar.

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