- Oct 15, 2021
Guitars made out of African Padauk. The first time I was okay. The second time I had trouble breathing and became nauseous. Found out I was allergic to African Padauk.
Personally I don't care for the large headstock - it seems to throw of the balance, aesthetically. And the 3-bolt neck joint isn't as stable as the 4.A lot of my friends dislike the CBS era Fender guitars, but I don't know why.
Not disagreeing there.Only ones I particularly dislike are the "replicas" that put the Gibson name on the headstock, as that is illegal.
4 bolt Strats lasted until somewhere in '71.Personally I don't care for the large headstock - it seems to throw of the balance, aesthetically. And the 3-bolt neck joint isn't as stable as the 4.
The early ones before they made those changes are fine - 66 and 67, I thnk - they changed for 68, IIRC.
And the worst is in 83 when they went to the 2-knob layout.
You could be right - I used to know that stuff offhand, but haven't needed it in a while.4 bolt Strats lasted until somewhere in '71.
The big change in '68 was the lacquer change from nitro to poly.
Add the Gibson corvis to the listHideous paint jobs excluded, my least favorites:
1. Jackson Randy Rhoads models played by anyone other than Randy Rhoads.
2. A pointed headstock on a Strat body.
3. PRS (all of them)
4. Gibson Reverse V
5. That curly horn guitar that Prince played.
6. Mosrite (Sugarfoot gets a pass)
7. Hamer "paddle" headstock
8. Small headstock Dean
9. BC Rich
10. Gibson Moderne