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Little or Large headstock.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by garyhoos1, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Ace38

    Ace38 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    46
    374
    Aug 8, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    Large headstock used to bother me, strange given the influence Hendrix had on me. But, Clapton was a huge influence as well..and his guitar had a small headstock. My first Strat had the small one.

    Now, I really dont care. I'm happy to be able to afford having a guitar or 5. Color is actually more important now than the headstock size.
     
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  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    If the body is a boat anchor, the large headstock won't unbalance it. Neck diving is a pain I couldn't be doing with. I did my time with bighead bullet necks when I was much, much younger.
     
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  3. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Strat-O-Master

    704
    Feb 8, 2014
    Minnesota USA
    '
    The bigger the headstock the more hair you need on your head; which includes either an afro, sideburns or a 'stache with handlebars... :p

    ,
     
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  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    I need the ponytail down my back and my whiskers to balance the small headstock :p
     
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  5. vlxerdon

    vlxerdon Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    71
    681
    Jan 31, 2013
    Coastal Georgia
    No rhyme or reason, but I like the small head stock on my Strats and the big one on my Mustangs . Go figure.
     
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  6. moullineaux

    moullineaux Strat-O-Master

    793
    Jul 11, 2009
    ATLANTA, GA
    Agreed
     
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  7. moullineaux

    moullineaux Strat-O-Master

    793
    Jul 11, 2009
    ATLANTA, GA
    I️ have a 70’s reissue that I️ like the rest are smaller.
     

  8. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    I don’t get this neck diving thing my numero 1 is a 79. I’m 55 and we are still getting along just fine..?
     

  9. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    What does abomination mean.?

    I’m a little further to the south..
     
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  10. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    I will bet a penny you don’t own a Strat in Blue..?
     

  11. Ace38

    Ace38 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    46
    374
    Aug 8, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    You'd be wrong!
     
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  12. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France

  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    Its English for Wales.


    Wait.

    Did I say that out loud?

    Ooopsie... :D
     
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  14. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter Vendor Member

    Age:
    45
    Oct 4, 2008
    Stratford,Ontario
    I prefer small, but not to an extent that I'd turn down an otherwise perfect for me guitar for having a large one. It's just a preference, and not one that can't be overridden by other factors, since I don't actually HATE the larger headstock.

    Don't make me have to come over there and sic my Welsh in-laws on you..............:D:D
     
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  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    I'm scared. No I'm not, I can have my daughter and her coven my grandkids head them off before they get here. She's already in Wales. :D:D
     
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  16. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Any pics..?
     

  17. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Large headstocks , little ones wish to grow up to be as awesome as the large ones.
     
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  18. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Thinking about joining a pub band. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Not loud enough, hows it going upt northish..
     
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  19. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter Vendor Member

    Age:
    45
    Oct 4, 2008
    Stratford,Ontario
    In that case, I'll have to send out the Secret Signal, mobilize the Corgi Brigade.................
     
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  20. alderre

    alderre Strat-Talker

    457
    May 1, 2014
    New Braunfels
    I don't mean to claim to be the authority on these matters but you are all wrong.

    It's this one (color and all)[​IMG]