New Suhr Headstock design for Landau

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  1. lifeson1

    lifeson1 Supporting Member

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    Ed Yoon posted this photo of ML playing at the Baked Potato last night with his new Classic. Not too bad. not flashy, but acceptable.

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  2. jazzandmetal?

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    Looks like those old grover jackson designed washburns.
     
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    Landau, Abe Laboriel and Abe Jr....wow, I'm sorry I missed that show! Also notice Abe's trusty Tyler bass on the stand
     
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    No thank you, i like the original style a million times more. It looks super dorky and cheap to me.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  7. chewynodoubt

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    this is an interesting subject. I love my Suhr, but their current and new (above) styles seem to closely resemble others headstocks.

    I think the current one is almost Identical to Tom Andersons
     
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    Suhr's are nice guitars but for some reason anythng other than the regular Fender headstock just doesn't sit right with me. The current headstock is ok but it's the same as Rudy Pensa's. I wonder if he and Rudy made some kind of decision to both use it when he was working there?
     
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    I prefer the old headstock~
     
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    Saw them last year close to this time at the Baked Potato, KILLER show. Abe is the MAN. But yet, that Tyler bass always just seems to sit there, unplayed. . .
     
  11. Ascension

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    Yep that was the first thing I thought when I saw that. That's not a bad thing as the USA Washburns I have (all 9 of um;) )are about the = in materials and build quality to the Suhr's I have played.

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    + alot! However, AFAIK, the original style is still the default, so no harm, no foul.

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  13. jazzandmetal?

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    Maybe Grover Jackson is now working for suhr?;)
     
  14. Darby Crash

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    From Kramer to Washburn. If it's going to look like another guitar, why not Fender? :)
     
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    Money wise that is smarter!
     
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    Interesting. First thing I thought was Washburn, while the old one has always looked like copy of Anderson.
     
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    Interesting...
     
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    it reminds me of the 'Joe Guitar' headstock.
     
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    It need's a reverse hockey stick!!
     
  20. Kalalau Hiker

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    +1 looks like some cheap no name knockoff brand that couldn't come up w a headstock different enuff to not get sued... but still be cool, so settled for total dullness.

    VERY bland.
    why not copy a Samick - nondescript, dull, boring...you won't get sued by THEM! LOL

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