Guys I've found it, the WORST headstock.

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  1. 12guitdown

    12guitdown Member

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    Correct you are. It’s the first thing I thought of too.
     
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    At least the cutout is ok. :eek:
     
  3. GreatGreen

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    Tyler was already mentioned so here's the next ugliest headstock on the market.

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  4. fescue

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    Headstock? The whole thing is fugly.
     
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  5. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Gibson Geezer Silver Supporting Member

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    But with a Dremel it can look better
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    Tyler is the one I’ve thought takes the cake for fugly
     
  7. MESA/BUDDA

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    That stray tuning peg looks......vulnerable.
     
  8. RolandKorg

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    In all seriousness, can you please tell me why?
     
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  10. DADF#AD

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    That looks like a snakehead that was run over by a large truck - all mangled & stuff.
     
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  11. GreatGreen

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    I'm not sure I can properly articulate it, I just think it looks terrible on a Les Paul, and the decision to put that headstock on that guitar was so offensively tone deaf that it bears mentioning on a list of worst headstocks.

    It looks fine on the Epiphone hollowbodies and things like that, but I really think it totally ruins the look of a Les Paul. Part of it is just me being amazed at how perfect the Gibson Les Paul headstock is for a Les Paul, and all it took was chopping off the two corners of the thing to make the entire instrument look old timey, goofy, and just... dumpy.


    The other thing I'll say about this headstock and why I find it so unappealing is that it reeks of fear on Gibson's part, and a lack of confidence in their main line guitars.

    "We better make sure to go out of our way to make our mid range Les Pauls look a lot crappier than our expensive ones to make sure people know they're different. Otherwise how will they know?"

    It tells me that Gibson knows it can't depend on the quality its own guitars to separate themselves from the cheaper versions, so they intentionally hamstring their low-to-mid range stuff in the image department, the only thing Gibson can rely on nowadays.
     
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  12. tnvol

    tnvol Ufologist Silver Supporting Member

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    I agree with the Tyler. It immediately popped into my head when I saw the thread title.
     
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  13. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Gibson Geezer Silver Supporting Member

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    They should've stayed with this design on my '89 Korean Custom
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    It ruins SGs as well. I know because I have both an Epi SG and LP.
     
  15. tiktok

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    This one is actually functional--it gives you an open D with the additional two frets behind the nut for the other five strings. Looks like they took a page from the old Kubicki Factor bass.

    The other one reminds of me of the headstock for the sig model for the guy from Loudness.
     
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    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    I love the Tyler headstock.
     
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  17. JohnnyBGoode

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    Tyler indeed. The shape looks like simething a seven year old would draw. I do like the busy decal though.
     
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    Hands down Heritage is the fugliest.
     

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