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Thread #52395   Message #801950
Posted By: CraigS
12-Oct-02 - 07:13 PM
Thread Name: Guitar Headstock Design
Subject: RE: Guitar Headstock Design
In the classical world the headstock is the distinguishing mark of the maker, and each maker's headstock is traditionally unique - it is the one part of the guitar that no self-respecting maker would ever copy. Most of those who make guitars by hand adhere to this tradition (the others are usually trying to commit forgery). The far Eastern manufacturers see the name change as sufficient difference (to them it is just a pretty pattern, anyway). I would agree that some headstocks are just plain ugly - I hate Grammer's headstock, and I'm not fond of Fleta's - but I think that most of the examples that Murray is quoting are a matter of proportion.