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Old 11-30-2010, 06:06 PM
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Oh, that last one reminds me of the fox ears on a Charles Fox.

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:21 PM
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Of ones I've made I like this one the best...

so far, this one gets my vote, followed closely by the Baranik.

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:56 PM
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Here's one I just finished, it's not my "logo" but it's what the customer wanted.

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Old 11-30-2010, 07:47 PM
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These are great guys, thanks.
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Although I love looking at beautiful inlay work, I don't care much for it on my own guitars, but for this Circa Guitars re-imagining of a vintage 00 it seemed appropriate.

My own pared-down custom adaptation of Martin's original 1902 'torch' design, executed by Dave Nichols on an ebony headplate:

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Those are just regular slot head tuners. Banjo tuners are quite a bit different and banjo tuners all turn in the same direction, so the bass side of the headstock turns in "reverse" of what you would normally do, while the treble side turns "normal". I love the headstock overlay on that guitar... very nice color and grain.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:04 AM
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A snakehead style from Dana Bourgeois

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:20 AM
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Although I love looking at beautiful inlay work, I don't care much for it on my own guitars, but for this Circa Guitars re-imagining of a vintage 00 it seemed appropriate.

My own pared-down custom adaptation of Martin's original 1902 'torch' design, executed by Dave Nichols on an ebony headplate:

Jim, that's beautiful. The colors and contrasts all work together - purfling lines, tuner metals, tuner buttons, backplate, and inlay. Very nice!
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:20 PM
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Hi all. I've been lurking for a while on this always informative and usually entertaining (or is it the other way around?) forum. I thought this thread might be a good place to emerge and post an image of the headstock logo of the Kim Walker archtop I acquired a year ago after a seven year wait. (It's probably a good thing I waited till now, as I might have mixed it up with Keith about that waiting period and gotten booted off myself. )

After Kim emailed me a pic of the mostly completed headstock with the floral inlay, I browsed his site and saw one of his headstocks where the flowers were sitting in a vase, which I liked a lot. It was too late for that treatment, but I asked Kim whether he would consider incorporating some kind of vase in the truss rod cover, which had not yet been made. He thought that might work and that it would add a three-dimensional aspect, and agreed to do it. The result far exceeded anything I had visualized. And here it is. (I realize this thread started out about logos and not headstock ornamentation in general, but I think it went off course right out of the starting gate.)



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Old 12-01-2010, 01:51 PM
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I Like The Frog! :d
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Snakehead shape on a Poling Sierra

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Some really nice headstocks here ! thanks for the photos.
Here's one made by Daniel Oger from Lille (France) :



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Simply gorgeous, Ron! Would you mind sharing a pic of the full guitar so that we can see the full effect of that logo and headstock treatment?
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:03 PM
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I like the Goodall logo - reminds me of one my all time fave cartoons: "the Tick"

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:16 PM
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John,

Thanks. I could say the same about your Walker L-00. And the thing I have found about Kim's guitars is that pictures don't prepare you for how beautiful they are in the flesh. I don't think the full effect of the varnish finish can be captured in a photo.

Per your request, here is a full body shot. I hope this isn't too much of a digression from the subject of the thread.

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