View Full Version : Slotted or Slanted???

08-16-2009, 05:59 PM
I have this idea of a custom I wanted built, the problem is I cant decide on which headstock to use, slotted or slanted, suggestions?

Rick Turner
08-16-2009, 06:15 PM
I expect that the unslotted is also slanted unless it's Fender-style!

It's an aesthetic and financial decision. It takes a bit more time to make a slotted peghead, and therefore it costs more. It's a bit more difficult to change strings on a slot-head, but they're pretty. Explanations that go into string break angle behind the nut are fairly bogus because the builder can make the angle anything you like, slotted or paddle...

08-16-2009, 06:17 PM
I have both.
check them out here


08-16-2009, 06:18 PM
That's pretty much a personal decision, I think. Functionally, I don't know if there's much difference between different types of ukulele headstocks. You should expect to pay more for a slotted headstock because it takes more work, but otherwise it's purely based on which one you find more attractive. For what it's worth, I really like slotted headstocks. A couple of examples:



08-16-2009, 06:20 PM
Sorry, i didnt put my input in.
Peronally. i like slanted

08-16-2009, 06:47 PM
I like the slotted. It reminds me of Jake's uke, and classical guitars.

The slanted look is more of a Fender electric guitar look.

Those are very different choices. Choose the one that suits you best. What kind of music do you like to play?


08-17-2009, 05:09 AM
slotted looks nice

08-17-2009, 05:12 AM
For reasons I don't understand, I don't like the slotted look. Perhaps I'll change my mind when I see the Mainland concerts!:)

08-17-2009, 05:25 AM

That King concert just gives me shivers...Gorgeous!

08-17-2009, 05:27 AM
Oh, and input:

In most cases, I think the slanted look should stay with electrics - it looks out of place on acoustic instruments (though I've seen exceptions!). Slotted is a very sophisticated look and really dresses an instrument up...

08-17-2009, 08:56 PM
Mahalos for all the input!, seems like most favor the slotted over the slanted.