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#1
On basses with 4 and 5 string, and on 6 string guitars, I don't really care how they are put.

I hate seven strings with square / rectangle headstocks like the Les Paul or some Aria style ones.

On 8 string guitars I maybe even prefer the rectangle headstocks. I'd love a custom 8 string Les Paul style guitar!
#2
Stocky with a lot of headroom
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#4
if its an odd number of strings line that shit up
otherwise i don't care

i do dislike fenders headstocks i don't know why the straightness of it bothers me for some reason
#7
I hate 4/1, 4/2, 5/1, and 5/2 a lot. Though most of the instruments that I play (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, fiddle) always have an even split with little variation in shape.
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#12
As long as it's not reversed it's fine. What's the point of reversed headstocks except to make tuning awkward? Although I make an exception for the left-handed neck on KK Downing's white Stratocaster just because someone made the effort of taking the neck of a left-handed Strat and putting it on a right-handed one for whatever reason.
#13
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As long as it's not reversed it's fine. What's the point of reversed headstocks except to make tuning awkward?

It effectively lengthens the string, so it has a higher tension when tuned to pitch.
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#14
4 on each side

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It increases the tension of the lower string.

actually it doesn't increase the string tension over the fretboard, that's dictated by the scale length
it can make the string kinda feel tighter though
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#15
Looks cool.

And I never had problems with tuning it. Same as tuning the bottom 3 strings of an regular acoustic lol.
#16
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actually it doesn't increase the string tension over the fretboard, that's dictated by the scale length
it can make the string kinda feel tighter though


it's like on the nutrition label where it says that it's "not significant source of tension"
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#17
Depends quite a lot on the body style. ESP style all on one side fits mostly V's, Explorer's etc. For more brutal guitars I like the B.C. Rich style and for strats/superstrats ESP or Schecter style. 3/3 or 4/3 if it's two-sided.

Edit:
These are the ones.

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#18
I like it to be a little on the thicker side, but not too thick.

Guinness stouts generally have a perfect head on them
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#19
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actually it doesn't increase the string tension over the fretboard, that's dictated by the scale length
it can make the string kinda feel tighter though

I googled 'universal wave equation' and fair enough.
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As long as it's not reversed it's fine. What's the point of reversed headstocks except to make tuning awkward?



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OT: Single sided, reverse headstocks are my favorite. They just look cool imo.
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It makes the guitar easier to clean.
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#27
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It makes the guitar easier to clean.

and gives it a lot more personality you martians




#28
Inline or three by three. Never liked that 4 by 2 shit that musicman tries to pull.
Headless is cool too.I have this picture from Steinberger that says "good thing we don't do circumcisions"
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#30
I love the acoustic Seagull headstocks. On electrics I guess I like them lined up, looks better on different guitars though. I'm pretty indifferent, really
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Pointy, so I can stab things. Because that's 00ber cvlt \m/etalz.
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#35
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As long as it's not reversed it's fine. What's the point of reversed headstocks except to make tuning awkward?


Try this for awkward tuning,






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#36
Either CBS Strat on a more "classy" or Kramer Vintage/Banana/Hockey Stick headstock for anything else
#37
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It makes the guitar easier to clean.

When the Steinbergers first came out, they designed the 'headless' part of the guitar in such a way that you had to buy these special guitar strings that had 2 ball-ends instead of one, and the strings themselves were horrible. They sounded really lifeless and they were often rusty straight from the packet. They kept breaking too. People hated them.

For years, you couldn't get a converter to use regular strings on the guitars at all. It was a major asspain.

It isn't really relevant information now, since converters do exist these days. But back in the day, it was a serious problem.
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#39
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It makes the guitar easier to clean.

And let's face it, it's much more attractive.
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