Is it just me or are Les Paul headstock getting to be the size of Norlin models?

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  1. TheDevice

    TheDevice Senior Member

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    I've always really liked the slim 50's/60's headstock and I would buy one of the new classics in a heart beat if they didn't have the big 70's headstock. I wonder why they keep doing that? To make the historics more appealing?
     
  2. Ginger Beer

    Ginger Beer Senior Member

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    I like the Norlin headstock.
     
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    Christosterone Premium Member

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    I like the apex volute headstock...

    Kinda off the subject but, to me, the bigger the headstock, the better...

    Know this is a custom sized headstock but the volute is pure awesomeness...

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    -Chris
     
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  4. TheDevice

    TheDevice Senior Member

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    Funny enough, on a Norlin I like the big headstock - just not on current models. I have so much headstock baggage! :shock:
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Small headstock, big headstock, depends on where your head's stucked.
     
  6. Les Paul Newb

    Les Paul Newb Senior Member

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    Yes, they changed it around 2014-2015 I think.
     
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    laterider Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Note sure how much bigger it got but I think lpn has the time line right. Seems like it got a bit larger and they changed the open book carve with more pronounced 'wings'.... WTH are we talking about...
     
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    sk8rat Senior Member

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    modern usa headstocks arent the same as norlin headstocks. norlin headstocks are longer and wider.
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  9. 1all's Pub

    1all's Pub Senior Member

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    Modern headstocks are really non-issue to me. Just like weight relief, 2-piece backs, rim bursts, etc, etc, etc.

    Seeing as life isn’t perfect and things in life even less so, I really try to operate under the “85% rule”. If something is at least 85% what I want/need/like then I just let the other 15% go and not worry about it. Seems to be a philosophy that has served me well and allowed me to just relax and enjoy the 85% instead of focusing/worrying/griping/fretting about the 15%. I know it’s made me a happier person as a result. :D
     
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    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

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    You should hope they are the same size as Norlin.
     
  11. Bud Stoner

    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    I agree 100%! :cheers:
     
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    bum Senior Member

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    I agree 85% and that's good enough for me
     
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    redcoats1976 Senior Member

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    wish i had a nice 73 norlin custom...black,with bartellini active pickups.
     
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    moreles Senior Member

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    I like 'em all, but I like the Norlin headstock least. For the life of me, I don't know why so many people dislike volutes! Particularly on a LP, they add strength to a poorly designed part of the instrument. Many custom makers have amazing volutes. But I guess if the old ones didn't have them, they must suck in some mysterious way. But I still like 'em.
     
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    Right on, me too
     
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