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Which Guitar Brand or Model Has the Ugliest Headstock? (No one offs, curiosities etc.)

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Grandy, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 2, 2012
    The Bluegrass
    They just ran out of ideas and thought what the heck?
     
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  2. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Okay - I used the wrong word :rolleyes:.

    I've done a bit of digging and, on stevieray.com it says that Billy Gibbons gave the Hamiltone to Stevie Ray and that he made "countless stage appearances" with it.

    I'm definitely no SRV expert and I never saw him live but neither had I seen him with that guitar previously - nor have I ever seen a "Hamiltone" anywhere else.
     

  3. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Reminds me of Dilbert's CEO.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. jenos

    jenos Tele-Meister

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    Mar 28, 2012
    Columbia, SC
    [​IMG][/QUOTE] For the WIN!!! Seriously how many times do you need your name on the headstock? It looks like they actually widened the thing to get his name on two more times... as if his name on there 8 times would make it more popular than just 5-6 times....
     
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  5. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    I alway thought the Tele had a horrible looking headstock, until I saw some of the posts in this thread.
    The one just above this post is trying awful hard to beat the Tele for ugliness.
     

  6. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's

    Sep 20, 2005
    Kansas City
    Quoting this one again - I was over on Guitarsbyleo.com (the G&L forum) and they were showing some photos of reissue basses with the original headstock. Part of the "CLF Research" series, so I wonder if there are going to be some guitars in that series later this year. They have also said something about the current F-100 and SC-2 going "on hiatus" so maybe we will get some original-spec F-100s and SCs (they had a 1, a 2 and a 3 based on the number of pickups) coming later this year.
     

  7. VikinginLA

    VikinginLA Tele-Meister

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    Sep 15, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Epiphone. Completely ruins the whole les paul vibe
     
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  8. Zuzax

    Zuzax Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 1, 2011
    Texas
    That's very similar to the Fender Custom Shop 12-string Telecaster headstock with only six strings.

    12 string tele.JPG
     

  9. mgreene

    mgreene Tele-Meister

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    Jan 27, 2010
    south carolina
    There must be something wrong with me. I like all of these.:D
     
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  10. Elmore

    Elmore Tele-Holic

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    Dec 18, 2011
    Atlanta
    Yes, pretty ugly. It would be better if they installed a bottle opener on it. How many rock guitarists would dig that? Problem solved.
     
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  11. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    For the WIN!!! Seriously how many times do you need your name on the headstock? It looks like they actually widened the thing to get his name on two more times... as if his name on there 8 times would make it more popular than just 5-6 times....[/QUOTE]

    Just realised what this abomination reminds me of - those giant foam hands worn by audience members at sporting events! To me, the PRS headstock is a thing of minimalist beauty after this.
     
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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Austin, Tx
    I've been known to take a jig or bandsaw to offending headstocks and body horns.
    I had a Cort super Strat thing that got a hornectomy and a long Epi head that got shortened.
    Nothin' cool or 'spensive.
    Just sayin'.
     
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  13. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2010
    Erin Prarie, WI
    I love, Love, Love Matsumoku guitars. I do think all their headstock designs are horrible...
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    So I found some of their more obscure variants with less terrible headstock designs.
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  14. jd53

    jd53 TDPRI Member

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    Dec 29, 2011
    Pittsburgh
    I love my Kay Thin Twin reissue but... Image1517349303.475133.jpg
     

  15. NMore

    NMore Tele-Meister

    237
    Dec 8, 2017
    Castle Rock
    Don't know what it is but I just HATE the Epiphone headstock. Not so much the bookend 80's epip custom headstock just the generic one.
    [​IMG] It's Just LAME
     
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  16. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    Now that Epi headstock I like. I hate the newer clipped ear headstock much more.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    Martin
    Fender jaguar/jazzmaster
    Bc rich
    Jackson
    Kramer
    Anything shaped like a hockey stick

    I don't mind teles or epis
     

  18. SweetClyde99

    SweetClyde99 Tele-Holic

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    Feb 1, 2016
    Jefferson City, MO
    You have to wonder how much thought went into the newer Epiphone headstock. Did they think, well, an Epiphone is pretty much a Gibson with some corners cut, so why don’t we just take the Gibson headstock and literally cut off the corners.
     
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  19. NMore

    NMore Tele-Meister

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    Dec 8, 2017
    Castle Rock
    It just looks like a pair of lips the old one.... I don't particularly like the new one as either, but at least it doesn't look like a big &ss lip. I would say that I'm not in the minority on this based on how many times Epiphone has changed their headstock..
     

  20. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    But, Epi still uses the old style on certain models, as well as their premium guitars. I wouldn't say you can assume you are in the majority.

    The $2k Epi Casino Elitist has the old headstock. As well as the very popular 339.
     

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