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Thread #52395   Message #802034
Posted By: Bert
12-Oct-02 - 11:03 PM
Thread Name: Guitar Headstock Design
Subject: RE: Guitar Headstock Design
Yup it's in the eye of the beholder. As and engineer I look for form being somewhat related to function. Therefore headstocks that taper towards the end are more functional and appear more pleasing to me.

One example of course is the Ovation in which the taper is well balanced and quite pleasing in appearance. There is of course that quite irrelevant decorative spoon end. But even with that, their headstock seems to me to be more pleasing than the Fender which is cumbersome and way too long and wastes one whole side of the headstock. The poor attempt at balancing this design by adding one Mickey Mouse ear to the unused side is kinda pitiful from the design point of view. But I guess they were catering to the lowest common denominator.

Bert *TEE HEE*