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Posted By: CraigS
13-Oct-02 - 09:07 AM
Thread Name: Guitar Headstock Design
Subject: RE: Guitar Headstock Design
Just a few points from the above -

I'm not sure, but I think the first electrics with hockey stick ends were made by Paul Bigsby and Semi Moseley (Mosrite) at about the same time as Leo Fender came out with the Broadcaster, which became the Telecaster as TV became popular. SInce this was the late '40s and the Stratocaster came out around '54, I don't think Fender deserves all the credit.

I have a Seagull, and I have a healthy dislike for the headstock. Conversely, I have always quite liked the Selmer/Maccaferri headstock. Until this thread started, it didn't occur to me that they were actually quite similar, but the Selmer is slotted.

I quite like Gibson headstocks, but Spaw's comment about the size reminds me that I prefer to look at the '50s and early '60s models because they have a smaller form of the same headstock.