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Guitar Headstock Origins- Part 1

Anon, Central Africa, Female Anthropomorphic Arched Harp with Five Strings, 19th C. © Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

You're probably looking at a reason why the term "headstock" came about.

A profile of The Strat Chronicles at www.FenderPlayersClub.com includes an mp3 clip of Leo Fender describing his inspirations for the classic Fender headstock design.

One inspiration was an ancient African relic Fender saw in a museum. Click on the image for more details.

The pictured item is simply something I found to represent the idea-- and not intended to duplicate exactly what Leo Fender saw.

Headstock Origins Part 2

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