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BY codedog
#814135
Molly wrote:
WellyBlues wrote:I prefer the Fender headstocks over the Suhr and Page ones. If that helps.


The Page is nicer than the Suhr I reckon but for elegance I don't think you can beat the pre-CBS one.


Strangely enough, out of your lineup above, the Suhr is my pick.
BY foal30
#814136
willow13 wrote:I have both and I prefer the small headstock. The large one does not add any noticeable weight to the guitar and does not effect the balance


IME with Fender Jazz Bass it's the upper horn extension that mitigated/eliminated neck dive.

These are known as "Boner Bass" are we're in production c.1989-1993

Are Strats prone to neck dive? It's been so long since I played one I can't remember...
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BY Molly
#814140
foal30 wrote:
Are Strats prone to neck dive? It's been so long since I played one I can't remember...


No. Strats are perfect. :-)
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BY jimi
#814141
I prefer the look of the big headstock, but I can get over ugly on a great player.

Since strats and I don’t get on that means the Suhr wins Molly’s line up for me, even though not a fan of the headstock.
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#814151
sizzlingbadger wrote:I'd very much like to own that Suhr Tele one day.

Yeah same. That’s pretty much the only Suhr I’ve looked at and gone ‘phwoar’.

As for the headstock, either or. Partial to a reverse one. You don’t really see it when you’re playing so no biggie
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BY kdawg2a
#814154
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I know it's not a Strat but I love a (mostly) early 70's, block logo, pat no.s and custom contour decal headstock. Reminds me of cheap, good guitars.
BY MrDINO
#814158
Molly wrote:I too prefer the big headstocks when they have the larger logo. Then again, I saw a Hendrix album cover the other day and he was playing one with the old logo so that makes it cool. ;-) I've a CS '66 Strat which I take to represent some sort of transition year. It is what it is I suppose. Less common so maybe more interesting for it.

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I read in a 'Strat Bible' magazine the other day that CBS used some lame excuse about the larger headstock reducing the chance of warping. That's got to be bullshit. It also said the big logo was more about TV exposure. Robin Trower claimed more sustain as a result of the larger headstock but I also think that that's a load of bollocks.

This better not be the start of a Suhr takeover
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BY olegmcnoleg
#814289
I quite like the big headstock, but yeah, those CBS era guitars were generally speaking nothing to write home about. They use the big headstock with some of the more recent budget US models, so you can get one that’s attached to a decent guitar these days. :-)
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#814294
olegmcnoleg wrote:I quite like the big headstock, but yeah, those CBS era guitars were generally speaking nothing to write home about.

Funny how CBS Strat's get slammed, and I'm sure much of that is deserved because the quality no doubt nosedived from 1965 onwards.

Still good enough for Hendrix mind... :thumbup:
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BY philly
#814308
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:I quite like the big headstock, but yeah, those CBS era guitars were generally speaking nothing to write home about.

Funny how CBS Strat's get slammed, and I'm sure much of that is deserved because the quality no doubt nosedived from 1965 onwards.

Still good enough for Hendrix mind... :thumbup:


best strat i ever played was a 66-67.... beautifully resonant... fantastic feel.
i was offered it for (i think) about 5K around 10-15 years ago... not 62 prices but quite a lot for what was essentially not a "collectors" jobby
had the transition logo and big headstock
candy apple red tho so that was the end of that
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BY olegmcnoleg
#814317
philly wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:I quite like the big headstock, but yeah, those CBS era guitars were generally speaking nothing to write home about.

Funny how CBS Strat's get slammed, and I'm sure much of that is deserved because the quality no doubt nosedived from 1965 onwards.

Still good enough for Hendrix mind... :thumbup:


best strat i ever played was a 66-67.... beautifully resonant... fantastic feel.
i was offered it for (i think) about 5K around 10-15 years ago... not 62 prices but quite a lot for what was essentially not a "collectors" jobby
had the transition logo and big headstock
candy apple red tho so that was the end of that


That’s cool, and I’m sure there are some crackers out there, and the closer to the transition it is, the more likely it is to be good. The worst Strat I’ve ever played—including a bunch from Mexico, was a ‘69 It was just horrible.