#1


how important is it? i wanted to get a agile hornet pro 7 bu t i think it doesnt have one and im intrigued by what that specific "part" does, i think its present in all higher end guitars
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#3
it's called a "volute" and it's really just a safety feature to strengthen the headstock. angled headstocks are much more likely to break at that exact point (gibsons are notorious for this) so some companies have started adding volutes to regular production models to help out. i had an ibanez that had one and hated it, but it never got in my way while i played. i just always felt like it would it's a good feature to have as long as it doesn't bother your playing, but it's not essential at all
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#4
I think he means the heel. It isn't that important, it's mostly a preference thing whether you get a guitar with one or not.
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#5
I'd say it's something you want to look for, but not something that should turn you down from making a selection.
#6
purely aesthetic.
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#7
so it has no function at all?
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#8
Quote by devit
so it has no function at all?


besides looking good (if you think so), what function COULD it have? I mean, its a piece of wood carved a little differently at the headstock lol.
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#9


no, it definitely CAN help. how much is debatable, it's only a bigger piece of wood, but it's more mass to try to prevent ^ that.

although, the only way to completely re-enforce the headstock would be to purposely break it and re-glue it, since glue is stronger than wood. some people do that, but i feel like breaking a guitar on purpose is just asking for trouble.
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#10
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no, it definitely CAN help. how much is debatable, it's only a bigger piece of wood, but it's more mass to try to prevent ^ that.

although, the only way to completely re-enforce the headstock would be to purposely break it and re-glue it, since glue is stronger than wood. some people do that, but i feel like breaking a guitar on purpose is just asking for trouble.


Lol well anyone in my opinion who is going to be treating guitars like that doesn't deserve to play one.


Unless of course your playing live and you have a ton of money:
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#11
true, you should always be careful. but guitars with an angled headstock are just asking for trouble. set it down string-side-up and put a little pressure on the top (anything from sitting on it to just setting something on top of it) and that headstock is doomed. my first guitar was an ibanez, and as soon as i walked in to my first guitar lesson my teacher warned me about this. no guitar plays worse than a broken one! haha
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#12
Quote by LifeIsABullet16
true, you should always be careful. but guitars with an angled headstock are just asking for trouble. set it down string-side-up and put a little pressure on the top (anything from sitting on it to just setting something on top of it) and that headstock is doomed. my first guitar was an ibanez, and as soon as i walked in to my first guitar lesson my teacher warned me about this. no guitar plays worse than a broken one! haha


no doubt about that
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#13
now the only thing influencing my decision is that on has an ofr and on doesnt...but one is 350 less than another one...more than 2x the price of a ofr
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#14
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now the only thing influencing my decision is that on has an ofr and on doesnt...but one is 350 less than another one...more than 2x the price of a ofr

well, get the one without and if you really think you need an ofr then have one installed
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