in What way does your type HEADSTOCK effect stringtension, and vibration flow?

How does the Headstock effect your way of playing,look on guitars, string tension, and costumer  loyalty?

does it matter? or does it have no effect what so ever !

Let me now in your comments below !

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Comment by A.D.EKER on August 30, 2022 at 7:04am

So you see Justin A, there is something here on this site for every level of Builder or Player ,try to navigate treu all the words and pictures ,and learn what you need to know!, see it as a lybrary of knowledge and Pictures, where you browze treu, but then on this site on the internet !

Comment by A.D.EKER on August 30, 2022 at 7:00am

As many a Builder, as many a methode ! everyone his own style !  thanks you all for ye kind comments ! appriciated !

Comment by ILL GREEN on July 4, 2022 at 6:31am

I really dig your mandolin headstock Taff!  And the 6 string with the swirl hair do!

Comment by ILL GREEN on July 4, 2022 at 6:25am

I don't discriminate the Fender type headstock, it's just I'm still a budding builder and haven't wrapped my head around the geometries yet.  I will soon enough try it.

I do like to build from 24 inch to 24.5 inch scales, most times it's 24.25". Gives me flexible playability and a decent sustain.  For a high action guitar, I go 12° degrees for the headstock and for low action I go 15° degrees. I do this so the strings not too tight or too loose like a pair of jeans.  But I like to draw a lot and will spend a month or two drafting and measuring before I cut into wood.  So I'll plan it out first before finalizing what the end result will be.  Sometimes, it's opposite.

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 24, 2022 at 3:50am

Hello Ill Green ,

the Fender headstock is one of the most underestemated headstocks ,it is verry well balanced, and gives the player direct acses to the tuners in a easy to use way ,thanks for agreing on the subject ,my reson for the article was that most CBG Builders use the streat on headstock whit out the leanback angle, and i think this is crucial to the string tension, and playebillety of the instrument, you have ofcourse the use of string trees on the headstock, fender uses usaly one ,but i have seen the use of up to tree(3) , while the Gibson & Martin headstocks are more traditional they  give other  benifits to the instrument, like durabillity, strenght, liniar estetics, weight distribution, 

and like taff say's the playebillety is allway's in the hands of the player , cause everyone has a differend feel to any instrument, thats  why  it is good to be abble to choose from differend builders. thank for your contribution to the  Topic Gents ! Appriciated  Greeeettsszz A.D.

Comment by Taffy Evans on June 23, 2022 at 7:15pm
Hi Ill Green, I think there may possibly be three, four, or more points to consider when analyzing the feel of the strings when played.

*The use of and positioning of the strings trees, on a Fender-style peghead
*The scale length of the guitar
*The adjustability of the Gibson-style tailpiece gives varied string break angles
*Through body, tremolo, and top-loading Fender-styled bridges, again different break angles
*string gauge
* And, last but maybe not least, the action height setting.

Then again, as tone and the quality of it is in the ear of the listener, string feel may be in the hands of the player.

Waddayathink? Taff
Comment by ILL GREEN on June 22, 2022 at 10:51pm

I never done a Leo Fender type headstock, mostly Gibson angled headstock.

For me, it does matter.  A good angled headstock can give good string tension and adds more precision to the action of the strings.  

For instance, when using a tuneomatic bridge, I find a 12° angle headstock and 2° to 3° angle in the neck pocket, gives me almost perfect playability. It's not too tight, not too loose, just right.  For the Strat type bridges, I like the headstock angled at 15° with the neck straight and flat to the body with the fingerboard just 1/4" above the body.

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 9, 2022 at 12:48pm

Thanks Taffy ,i see the resemblance whit the great brands  ,fender Gibson  Vox  GPR   and the standard strait cbg , must say like your sixer heads better !! Thanks for comment !

Comment by Taffy Evans on June 7, 2022 at 12:33am

Hi again A.D. Eker, as this is a CBG forum I thought I had better post some of my Box guitars pegheads. Not a lot to explain about these sometimes just functional and if the rest of the guitar warrants it, a bit fancy.

There are more but these will do for now. Some are factory necks modified. I rarely use a spliced peghead on a box guitar. 


Comment by A.D.EKER on May 20, 2022 at 8:17am

adapted  headstock from a 6 to a 4  in mahogany Whit Gotoh SE 700 machine heads in Gold 1:15 ratio

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