Another Suhr headstock option.....Not the ML one

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  1. Flinto2002

    Flinto2002 Senior Member

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    But another, that pays homage to the original beak design while incorporating a more classic carve for the vintage guys. I think it looks awesome. They are going to call it the Hybrid headstock. I'm having this put on my classic instead of the ML headstock.
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    Better, but not perfect...I still think Vinetto's got the best-looking non-Fender Fender headstocks...if that makes any sense.
     
  4. Joel Rainville

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    Not easy coming up with a new, good looking headstock design. It's not bad, but I think I like the original one better, because I associate the name to the headstock. When I hear or read about Suhr guitars, the first image that comes to mind is that slim headstock.

    Now, if only *I* could come up with a cool headstock for my own guitars...
     
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    Ditto on both counts.
     
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    Funny, there is no accounting for taste, cause although Vinetto makes a cool guitar, I loath the headstock....but hey, I have 6 Tylers so I have weird taste too.
     
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    The ML headstock looks like a Hamer to me. I like the original Suhr/Kramer shape.
     
  8. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Baker did one of those superimposed headstocks too and it also looks terrible. I dont see whats wrong with their original headstock design. If people want a fender headstock then get a fender.
     
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    It is like the ML with the original inlaid into it.
     
  10. Flinto2002

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    Perhaps....but I don't want a Fender, never played a new one that spoke to me. Besides, this guitar is coming with a 14" radius and a floyd.

    Nothing is "wrong" with the original Suhr headstock, I asked them to do something a little more vintage for my guitar, that's all.
     
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    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    The whole two headstocks thing looks really modern to me though. Doesn't seem vintage in any way. I guess Im weird.
     
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    It's hard to envision without strings and tuners and a finish on it. But I think it will look pretty good.
     
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    +1

    If it ain't broke.....
     
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    I think I would've liked this, or something along those lines a bit better :

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    Suhr guitars are so obviously Fender-inspired guitars, nothing wrong in showing the obvious in the headstock design IMHO... I hope John Suhr isn't reading this though. I know how annoying it can be to have our design ideas second guessed! :D
     
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    I hear what you're saying but I think legally there are limitations to how much it can resemble Fender without needing to be officially licensed by them. I'm guessing the bulb on the end would be a no no.

     
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    I don't think the headstock is a dual or inlayed headstock; I think that picture is showing the comparison of the "classic" headstock to the "standard" carve.

    _TJK*
     
  19. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    The shadow under the curve suggests to me that its a superimposed design.
     
  20. Thor

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    I really dig his traditional headstock - has really become very recognizable and I think that it looks good (I also have an old Kramer Pacer that I love). I think that John and the gang have done a great job with their headstocks - especially with the classy finishes and woods as well as their cool logo. I am personally not a fan of the new designs.

    My favorite non-Fender headstock for S-style guitars is the D'Pergo.

    Cheers,

    Edward
     

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