Weird Headstocks! - Love 'em or List 'em?

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  1. apeekaboo

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    Parker headstocks look peculiar to me, but I don't hate them. It just looks like it's gonna snap when being tuned up.

    But the Moderne/Mobaby headstock takes the cake. Somebody should be slapped with a trout for coming up with this design.

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  2. bluesjunior

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    I like my Fenix by Young Chan lawsuit avoidance headstock.
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  3. MikeVB

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    I’m shallow enough I’ve never wanted an Epiphone or PRS or lots of the boutique brands because of the headstock designs.
     
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    Some are downright fugly like Tyler, but I like Hamer & Heritage.
     
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    I love Gibson’s open book, but I’m not that difficult and it takes something very atrocious or unartful/unelegant to make me go « nuh-huh ». However, I can’t stand the big Vs of Deans. I just can’t look at them and find anything to like about it. It’s one of the very few real deal-breakers in the guitar world for me. I would never own a guitar with such a horrible headstock design. Goes without saying that I mean no offense to anyone who likes it but I can’t, I just can’t stand it.
     
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    I got the bass too (in white). A friend lent it to me. I agree, awesome design and good instrument, but sadly the guitar is extremely heavy. Like, really really back-ache inducing heavy. The bass is no featherweight either.
     
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    Headstocks don't bother me.

    It seems odd how some get used to the Gibson open book or Fender nut sack headstock and can't handle anything else.
     
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    I've never really loved the reverse Gibson headstock on my Schecter, but it doesn't stop me from loving the guitar.

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  10. rickcard71

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    Their Ted or Santana headstock also has the same straight string path.
     
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    It’s funny you mention those. I actually dislike the Santana headstock shape. Reminds me of fish lips or something, lol.
     
  12. rickcard71

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    It’s funny you replied to my post, I actually dislike like you.

    Lol, just kidding! Really? That is my favorite headstock. But, now that you mention that, I see the resemblance lol, that’s funny. I hope I can get that image out of my head now, because if I ever order a Private Stock, I’m getting that headstock.
     
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    Wow, that is close, I wonder if that is by design.
     
  14. teofilrocks

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    Doh! Sorry to corrupt your thinking! Don’t listen to some jerk on the internet. If you love it, keep on loving it~~
     
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    No, I will. I really like that one.
     
  16. ggwwbb

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    My tastes are generally pretty traditional, I do like most, but not all, of Reverend's headstocks. These two in particular:

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    THE goofiest headstock to come out recently is that ugly "reverse" PRS headstock on the John Mayer abortion.
     
  18. muzishun

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    I had to have Quincy obscure the possibly offensive headstock here, but I thought the way it mirrored the body shape was brilliant.
     
  19. PatriotBadger

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    You thought WAY too long and hard about this. And yet, I find it pretty interesting.
     
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  20. MartinC

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    Yikes!

    I quite like it :(

    The explanation for why it's different to the regular headstock also made sense ... 'cos it leaves room for the index finger of Mr Mayer's left hand beyond the nut, without it connecting with the headstock section that flares outwards just past the nut. If you look at a standard Strat headstock, the same thing is evident there ... the lower headstock flare is significantly further away from the nut than the upper flare.
     
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