#1
This afternoon I was wondering something:

What are the benefits of the violin (cello, contrabass or whatever... you know what I mean... the curl-like headstock) style headstock?

And could this headstock also been used with a guitar so the guitar has the same benefits?
Or doest this already exist...?

This kind of curly headstock on a electric guitar (or acoustic but I think that would be to heavy?)
#4
the curl itself is nothing more than decoration I think, just like your guitar have a pick guard for example. It's really rare that I hit my pickguard
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#5
Jeah OK...
I thought... the shape and the fact that they used more wood increased the substain or something like that...

But OK, thx
#6
yes, the scroll is just a decoration and although it does pull the strings at a harder angle its probably not a good idea for a guitar because theyre hard to make and just weigh you down. if you want the same effect just angle the headstock more
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#7
Well there's two things that the violin headstock does that are obvious. One, It angles the strings down from the nut. Two, it keeps the strings in line with the nut. The shape is really just cosmetic, like a Tele headstock vs. a Strat headstock.
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#9
it's called a scroll guys

i play viola, so yeah
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#10
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it's called a scroll guys

i play viola, so yeah


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#11
OK... I'll name it a Scrol from now on
And stop degrading it to headstock...



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#13
It would be a horrible idea on a steel string, too much tension for it.
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