Headstock Motif

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Headstock Motif

Unread post by balston11 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:37 am

I feel I ought to know this but what is that motif that's on the headstock of some Yamahas looks like a Thistle or something
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Re: Headstock Motif

Unread post by Cuthbert » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:36 pm

It's a flower I assume.

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These kind of motifs were quite common on high range guitars, for instance Martins (they are called torch):

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Gibson had a flower pot:

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D'Angelico had a more symbolic motif:

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Epiphone had its famous tree of life:

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