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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Sep 23, 2016.
Nahhh, ovation is all good. To each their own I guess.
That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen...
Would be nice with a steel insert to make that into a bottle opener. You could open folk's beers from the stage!
Some headstocks just are less successful and pleasing than others, form the aesthetic stand of point. Yes, it can get subjective, but it's not entirely subjective or strictly because we are used to G and F type headstocks. I generally try to be open minded about headstocks that are not traditional G and F type. For instance the Bilt headstock (Fender Starcaster copy) posted above works great for that body style. I would not like that on a tele, but works great for the large curvilinear Starcaster body. Out of traditional headstocks, I like jazzmaster one the best, just a bit larger than strat, but very gracious in curves and proportions. I am not crazy about the tele headstock though.
I like the Ovation too, but my Hagstrom still has me wondering if it's great, or ugly.
Headstock EvolutionFrom left to right: 1830’s Martin Stauffer-style, 1940’s Bigsby Prototype, 1948 Bisby Travis, 1949 Fender Prototype, 1950 Fender Braodcaster, 1954 Fender Stratocaster, 1959 Fender Jazzmaster.
See I find the absolutely gorgeous LOL! This subject really is subjective! Although I am pretty partial to a certain level of "bling" on guitars... that headstock looks like a royal sceptre or something to me... love it.
Many don't like the Heritage headstock, but I find them quite beautiful. At times they tend to look a bit small especially on large body arch tops, but it is shaped quite beautifully.
I find this however just totally hideous.
I like the Hag headstock on my HJ800 which is the same as your Viking. I think that it was the original Jimmy D'Aquisto design. Also it looks much larger in photos than it is in real life. Not head heavy at all IMHO.
I'm Gumby, dammit!
Heritages look better with binding.
I'm generally pretty conservative about headstock shapes. It's not only that I tend to like only Fender and Gibson shapes, I have a hard time liking the Fender strat headstocks after they got bigger in the late 60's.
On the other hand, I really like the Collings 'haircut' headstock. Reminds me of Andy Griffith's hair.
Ken Parker's headstocks have been growing on me, especially the archtops.
I think the Hagstrom is one of the best takes on a G-style headstock.
I own 4 G&L`s. The headstock would look better if it didnt`have that long nosed end.
The tooth below don´t disturb me much.
But to me it is acceptable as it is.
I think it`s cool! I have a F200-P90 and Viking guitars.
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Tapio Rautavaara`s haircut too. Info: he was from Finland, the winner in javelin in `48 London olympics, film actor, singer and guitarist.
What do you think of his guitar`s headstock? I think it`s cool!
You know, it's a bit odd but it's different, fresh, modern, functional and obviously well-executed.
I cant say that I hate it.
I like that! Its quite the gimmick...pointy finger etc.