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Reverse Headstock. Cool or Lame?
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dougk



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaptainCrunch wrote:
Headstocks on those oughta be scarf jointed, or graphite/carbon reinforced. They'll break in a stiff March breeze.

Doesn't make me want one any less. But I'll probably DIY it, too.


Exactly. Theres 2 reasons Im scarf jointing it, one is strength and the other is our CNC is a 3 axis only. So I could cut the head stock shape and angle it but since the router bit is coming straight down (cutting on an angle to the head stock now) it wont shape right.

But I can make the head stock correct as a flat piece of 3/4 (or 5/8 or whatever it ends up being) then attach it via scarf joint.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice that's lookin good, i like it. Cool
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kind of an odd thread bump but got a few minutes to fart around today. Only piece of solid stock scrap I had laying around was Walnut (oh how I love walnut). The real deal with be mahogany Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice that looks cool Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

missionguitars wrote:
Most of my Jacksons are reverse headstocks (and pointy as well - just call me "Mr. 80's" Laughing ). I have never noticed a difference in tone, but then again, most have locking nuts on them...FWIW, tuning is a pain in the mudflap unless you are used to ALL your guitars having the reverse headstock...

I say go fer it!


True!!Reverse headstocks are what I usually go for.I have a Ibanez Paul Gilbert but my new Jackson DK1 isnt a reverse but it's a tonal monster.

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