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

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  1. Grandy

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    I thought about making it a poll but too many options really. What do you love to hate and why?

    For me it's PRS. Even the SE line are nice but I could never get one just because of the headstock. No it doesn't make any sense I know but I can't get passed it. Besides in Finnish PRS spells ASS if you add two E's in the right place.

    Most other headstocks I can tolerate with. I like some better than others but nothing disgusts me like PRS.
     
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    Agree, it’s PRS. Followed by Dean.
     
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    Oh, come on now !

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    B.C. Rich, and Dean.
     
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    The Dean acoustic headstocks aren’t bad, but I totally agree about their electrics. I also don’t really like the headstock of the Gibson flying Vs.
     
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    I've always disliked the Kramer hockey stick headstock. It doesn't look right.
     
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    Telecaster, by far.
     
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    Anything pointy...NO THANKS!

    Also not a massive fan of the Parker headstocks, looks like it could snap any second!
     
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    No contest, it's got to be Tyler

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    D'Angelico.

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    Is the shape (and size!) of some overly ornate bed headboard
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with it on a metal guitar. If they made an acoustic or hollow body with it then I would agree.
     
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    CBS/Squier Stratocaster.
     
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    Martin, I mean Come on! Only a rectangle? Zeesh, for what they charge it should have the crown jewels in the headstock! ;)
     
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    There are too many to pick from as seen above. I think Tyler, Rich and Dean top the list. G&L which typically makes me want to hurl seems tame by comparison.
     
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    +1 for Martin.

    I wouldn't call it "ugly" but, as they make sonically beautiful guitars, something slightly more aesthetically extravagant than a bang-squared off headstock would seem a better fit.
     
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    They seem to be very nice guitars, but I really dislike the headstocks on a Suhr.
     
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    The one thing I can't stand about the Tele is it's atrocious headstock. Yuck.
     
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    I love the DeAngelico headstock. Knew an old guy with a vintage '40s New Yorker. It was stunning. Most beautiful inlays I've ever seen.

    My vote is Dean, followed by the above BC Rich, or the huge '70s Strat headstock.

    I like the PRS headstock. Nothing wrong with it IMO.
     
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