I can't contribute. I don't spend anytime at all looking at a head stock. I just play'em.
Were ya playin' when you typed that?
I got ya'. You're a 1%er. You must be better than Yngwie by now! Congrats!
?? May need to translate that for me.
Yngwie Malmsteen is considered one of the top five, if not the best guitar player in the Universe. I don't know if that is under the category of rock guitarists, or anyone who plucks a guitar string.
I was being kind of stupidly silly, and meant no harm. I was teasing the guy who doesn't have time to participate in this " Why in the heck can't Gibson put a nice logo on every guitar that leaves one of their factories" topic of discussion, because he's too busy plucking his guitar.
I apologize for any hurt feelings that my lame atempt to lighten up this discussion may have caused. This thread was started not to hurt feelings, but to try to determine how many logos are screwed up, and why can't Gibson put a piece of Mother of Pearl into each headstock without having the circumference of the logo all chewed up looking on many of the guitars that they produce.
It's obvious that many of them are really nice, so why are a lot of them funky looking?
And maybe that guy IS Yngwie Malmsteen! It IS a small world you know.
The veneer is not black. Even the fibreboard ones from the 70's were a charcoal grey. The originals being Holly - a white wood like maple.
So the inlay gets put in, with black goop around it. There is always a great deal of play in the rout so that you don't have to push it in - these inlays are about 1mm thick so they will crack at the least effort.