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Would you be more inclined to buy an Epiphone...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    ... if they used the Gibson headstock shape (the way Squiers have the Fender shape? Personally, I probably would.
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  2. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    I dont mind the Epi shape as much as the height.
  3. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    Or if they used the headstock from the Wildcat.
  4. SweetClyde99

    SweetClyde99 Tele-Holic

    Feb 1, 2016
    Jefferson City, MO
    I’m not proud of it, but yes I would.
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  5. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Haven't given it 5 seconds of thought.

    Never look at the headstock when I am playing my ES339.

  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted

    If they used Gibson pickups. I actually like the shape of Epis. Less so the electronics
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  7. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nitro yes. Bonus for Gibson pickups. Headstock doesn't matter to me.
  8. metale

    metale Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    I love Epiphones, don't care about the headstock. Had about 10 of them.
  9. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    If it's an Explorer shape, yes.
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  10. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

    I've never had a problem with the Epiphone headstock shape.
  11. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI

    Don't just copy the Gibson ... make improvements:
    Introducing straight string pull?
    A shorter headstock would increase sustain.

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017
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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I too greatly prefer the earlier pre 1964 “short” headstock.
    The longer “pinched” or “waisted” is not nearly as aesthetically pleasing, IMO.
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  13. Sunnyd_lite

    Sunnyd_lite TDPRI Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    So Cal
  14. tonyj

    tonyj Tele-Afflicted

    May 23, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    I like the fact that the corners of the Epi headstock are champhered off and because of that they don't chip as easily on the corners as the Gibsons are known to do. Other than that either one of them is fine to me.
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  15. Lone Picker

    Lone Picker Tele-Meister

    Jun 25, 2011
    Eastern PA
    I never really noticed the difference enough to worry about it.
  16. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I like the Epi headstock on archtops...looks classic.
    Not so much on the smaller-bodied solids...looks too big and out of balance to me.
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  17. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Wouldn't make a difference to me.
    The main appeal of Epiphone is a good quality guitar for a reasonable price. Likewise for Squier.
  18. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    Yes, I would. Same with the Electronics. My Epi Explorer Thunderhorse has USA Burstbuckers, but the other electronics suck. The headstock is the same as the Gibsons.


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  19. Strebs

    Strebs Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    Absolutely. The Epi headstock is horrid, IMO. Even something simple like a Martin would be better.
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  20. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    I hate the Epi headstocks, but I own three and what they're hooked to are fantastic, so I have to look past the facade.

    However, I must admit that I'm very jealous of my wife's Gibby LP's headstock (Yeah, okay, and the guitar too :rolleyes:).

    I guess maybe I'm not so vain after all.:D Or maybe I am?:lol:
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