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Pete Howlett
11-22-2009, 08:05 AM
Because I don't do a lot of bling I am now making the slotted headstock 'standard' on all tenors. The last two I have done have looked so elegant I can't consign this style to the option pile any more...

kluson
11-22-2009, 08:09 AM
Excellent, The tenors really suit the slotted headstock, in my humble opinion

nohandles
11-22-2009, 08:24 AM
That's great. I think slotted peg heads look really elegant on an Instrument.
Do you have any pictures you can post? Doug

grammy
11-22-2009, 09:28 AM
i really love the slotted head, it makes everything looks so much more elegant.

Sayyadina
11-23-2009, 06:15 AM
Great idea! It is hard to beat a slotted headstock. Will the price of your ukes stay the same?

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-23-2009, 06:29 AM
It is hard to beat a slotted headstock.

Why is that exactly? I don't understand the slotted headstock phenomenon. Is it simply because Jake plays an uke with one?

WhenDogsSing
11-23-2009, 06:42 AM
I like slotted headstocks because they are reminiscent of the old 12 fret neck, small-bodied parlor guitars. In my opinion, a slotted headstock loans an aura of tasteful elegance to an instrument...:D

Sayyadina
11-23-2009, 06:43 AM
Why is that exactly? I don't understand the slotted headstock phenomenon. Is it simply because Jake plays an uke with one?

I can't speak for the rest of the people. For me Jake is not the reason. I just like the way it looks :).
I like classical headstocks too. Especially when they are inlayed as beautifully as yours are.

vahn
11-23-2009, 06:53 AM
Why is that exactly? I don't understand the slotted headstock phenomenon. Is it simply because Jake plays an uke with one?

I think so

Pete Howlett
11-23-2009, 07:31 AM
When I started out in '94 building 6 and 8 string tenors, they had slotted headstocks. Over the years, I've tried to get the proportions right and now I have I want to celebrate this and go for it. There will be a 4% price rise: not significant in the scheme of things...

uluapoundr
11-23-2009, 07:37 PM
Why is that exactly? I don't understand the slotted headstock phenomenon. Is it simply because Jake plays an uke with one?

This is why I love slotted headstocks:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/uluapoundr/lk7-1.jpg

Ronnie Aloha
11-23-2009, 08:40 PM
This is why I love slotted headstocks:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/uluapoundr/lk7-1.jpg

Uh Chuck? Care to respond to that one?:D

ksquine
11-23-2009, 08:41 PM
I can't speak for the rest of the people. For me Jake is not the reason. I just like the way it looks :).
I like classical headstocks too. Especially when they are inlayed as beautifully as yours are.


I think its just what's in style now. Lots of people see Jake's ukulele and see how nice it looks.
Slot heads look classy...especially on a tenor size. I think they look more "serious" than a peg head style. That thin wood on the outside with the machinery showing and the posts running across the slot with the strings wrapped around.....makes regular tuners look like a kid stuff

Don't throw out your peg head plans Pete.....they'll be back someday

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-24-2009, 07:43 AM
Uh Chuck? Care to respond to that one?:D

Hideous! Almost as bad as this one.
Jake has done a lot in getting the ukulele the exposure and respect it deserves. As accomplished and as popular as he is, there are naturally going to be a lot of imitators. I only hope that people do not overlook or under value their own individuality and creativity.

Dave Higham
11-24-2009, 08:45 AM
Beautiful headstock Chuck. Do you mind divulging what sort of tuners they are?

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-24-2009, 09:27 AM
They are Grovers Dave. Waverly clones without the expensive box.

Dominator
11-24-2009, 09:33 AM
I just like the way they look. More sophisticated in my opinion.

Dave Higham
11-24-2009, 11:41 AM
Thanks Chuck. The reason I asked is because they look quite different to the ones shown on the Stewmac website.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Guitar,_slotted_peghead_tuners/Grover_18:1_Sta-Tite_Slotted_Peghead_Guitar_Machines.html?tab=Pict ures#details

Dominator
11-24-2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks Chuck. The reason I asked is because they look quite different to the ones shown on the Stewmac website.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Guitar,_slotted_peghead_tuners/Grover_18:1_Sta-Tite_Slotted_Peghead_Guitar_Machines.html?tab=Pict ures#details

The ones in the thumbnail pic look like the Stew Mac Grovers but the ones in the full picture above that look different to me also.