Mudcat Café message #802132 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52395   Message #802132
Posted By: Mooh
13-Oct-02 - 05:28 AM
Thread Name: Guitar Headstock Design
Subject: RE: Guitar Headstock Design
Some are an acquired taste, like the aforementioned Seagull flat-top, but I like 'em. There are some, like the oversized paddle heads on some Gibson mandolins which just don't have the grace of the snakeheads, but still have some funkiness. I feel the same way about many Harmony Sovereigns but it doesn't prevent me from owning one.

Unlike Murray, I think the Telecaster headstock is a thing of beauty. The larger '70s Strat is out of whack but the earlier and later smaller ones are nice...funny what a few mm will do!

Breedlove guitars don't turn me on, but the shape looks quite proportional on the mandolins, at least to my eyes.

Many of the pointy headed electric guitars (some B.C. Rich for example) look ridiculous, like they were designed by some anime cartoonist. A waste of wood.

It's kinda like the colour of one's car. It doesn't mean a damn thing when you're flying down the highway at 130km per hour, but makes a statement when seen in one's driveway. (I suppose...personally couldn't give a shit either way!)

Peace, Mooh.