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Matching headstock yes? Or no?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by VoodooChild501, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. totnesdave

    totnesdave Strat-Talker

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    I love the look, especially the Surf Green, which seems to be the least common (they probably all got snapped up) I've seen some of the Daphne Blue and Fiesta Red ones around. It's not 100% 'classic' sure, but there have been a few painted Fender headstocks over time and I think it looks 'classy', in a 60's sort of a way somehow. If you like it, stick with it, and that is one fairly scarce guitar.

    Affecting tone ? It affected my face and made it smile, that's about all *grin*, seriously .... I reckon changing the tuning keys or the pickguard is more likely to do that !

    My Mary Kaye Strat has gold hardware, that's also not 'typical normal' but I love it for classyness :)

    Enjoy your beautiful, beautiful surfy Strat :)
     
  2. LuckyBlackCat

    LuckyBlackCat Strat-Talk Member

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    I like them, even with maple necks.

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  3. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Strat-Talker

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    Beautiful guitar, love the headstock but you could always strip or sand it if you find you're leaking mojo;)
     
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  5. TubbyTone

    TubbyTone Senior Stratmaster

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    me too although it's an Ibanez Blazer... just one of my many 80's MIJ guitars
     

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  6. Paulo P

    Paulo P Strat-Talker

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    this guitar is almost perfect... would you like to change for a MIA sumburst 2004 strat?
     
  7. VoodooChild501

    VoodooChild501 Strat-O-Master

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    Haha idk got any pics?
     
  8. Orlando Mike

    Orlando Mike Senior Stratmaster

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    i like em for the most part, that one looks really nice, especially the price
     
  9. uberdavidson

    uberdavidson Strat-Talker

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    Here are some pics of the guitar I made in Iraq, and it has a matching headstock. Just figured I'd share it with everyone.
     

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  10. Orlando Mike

    Orlando Mike Senior Stratmaster

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    love the pickguard
     
  11. VoodooChild501

    VoodooChild501 Strat-O-Master

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    That's awesome man! You did a great job especially with the materials you were givin
     
  12. Dewey

    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    nice uberdavidson!
     
  13. uberdavidson

    uberdavidson Strat-Talker

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    Thanks all. I'm pretty proud of it. It sounds and plays pretty good. Hand chisles and wood rasps do still work in a pinch.:D
     
  14. TubbyTone

    TubbyTone Senior Stratmaster

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    nice work with the hand tools !!!! +100
     
  15. sneakypete

    sneakypete Senior Stratmaster

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    looks pretty darn good fro over here eh...coulda been worse...coulda been...

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  16. Camocaster

    Camocaster Strat-O-Master

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    I feel the same. The matching headstock just seems an overkill to me.
     
  17. pauljo1963

    pauljo1963 Senior Stratmaster

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    not a lover of coloured headstocks on fenders
     
  18. Camocaster

    Camocaster Strat-O-Master

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    I really love the look of a Surf Green body with a rosewood neck, but when it comes to a matching headstock, I prefer it with a maple neck.

    Funny how people prefer different colour combinations !
     
  19. JohnnyL

    JohnnyL Strat-O-Master

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    I don't really like the looks on a Strat... sometimes... maybe on a black Aerodyne... but usually it's not my thing.
     
  20. Blackstarstrat

    Blackstarstrat Strat-Talk Member

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    I have an all black strat with matching headstock and i really like it. Its all opinion though. :)
     

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  21. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yep. Love 'em! I think it just dresses it up.......kinda kicks it up a notch visually, which a Strat does not neccessarily need, but I think it can be really cool particularly with rosewood necks imo. But, then again, I'm just a rosewood guy...
     

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