PDA

View Full Version : Slotted or Slanted???



rayray
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...

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

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17489&highlight=custom&page=3

GX9901
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:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/SeubXnNxv2I/AAAAAAAAArw/nYcs73aH3FE/s512/DSC_1523.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/Sd13F1WXkaI/AAAAAAAAAn0/QBYHBTyy0cQ/s512/DSC02513.JPG

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

Lori
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?

–Lori

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

UKISOCIETY
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!:)

bbycrts
08-17-2009, 05:25 AM
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/SeubXnNxv2I/AAAAAAAAArw/nYcs73aH3FE/s512/DSC_1523.JPG


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

bbycrts
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...

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