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whitebison66

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I bought PT944 when it got so silly cheap I couldn't justify not buying it.

I've already decided on a maple/maple Jackson reverse black-face headstock (though black binding would look good too, and I have some laying around). I tried to do a Kisekae but failed.

But here's my conundrum: half-scallop and black dots, or sharkfin inlays? It's one or the other, inlay or scallop.

I wish W did reverse sharkfins for right handed necks and not just lefties...

Truthfully, I'm leaning towards the inlay since I intend to get a fully scalloped neck soon, but I thought I'd air this out and see what happened. Thanks in advance!
 

Xplorervoodoo

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I say go with the inlays, since you're planning on a separate scalloped neck in the future.

If it were up to me though, I'd keep the headstock's normal orientation, and get no inlays at all, or a single inlay on the 5th, 7th, or 12th fret  :icon_thumright:

EDIT:  If you were to get sharkfins on the 5th and 7th frets, it would look like fangs...
 

line6man

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Seriously... you are choosing between something that affects the look of your guitar, and something that affects the actual playability and functionality of your guitar.

Ask yourself this: Are you more concerned with the look of your guitar, or its playability?

I would never choose looks over playability.
I would rather have the hideous guitar that plays perfectly than to have the beautiful work of the art does not play the way i want it to.
 

line6man

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whitebison66 said:
I intend to get a fully scalloped neck soon

I don't understand.

If you are going to buy a scalloped neck, then what is the point of this one?

You are buying a neck, then replacing it with another one later on?
 

whitebison66

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No, I'm going to build a whole other guitar for the fully scalloped neck. I already have a half-scallop neck on another guitar.

I just figured it would be fun to see what people thought. It is mostly a matter of aesthetics for me at this point, i.e. which looks more excessive. That's really all I was thinking.
 

DangerousR6

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Finally someone else who thinks the tele needs a rev Jacskon headstock...Get the sharkfins....... :icon_thumright:

BTW whitebison66, here's a pic of my tele with a rev Jackson pointy style....
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blue313

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If you're already planning another build with a scalloped board, then definitely go with the inlay.  :icon_biggrin:
 
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