It looks as though Gibson could be putting their classic headstock shape on Epiphone at last. As Gibson’s Cesar Gueikian appears to have confirmed in the comments of his Instagram post that Epiphone will be updating their headstocks.
Epiphone to get Gibson headstock shape?
If there is any truth in this Instagram post by Cesar Gueikian then Epiphone guitars of the future could finally come with a Gibson open book style headstock shape. On Instagram user ‘cwwoodhead’ commented that the company should bring this shape back to the entire Epiphone range. Cesar’s response? “It’s coming.”
This shape has been reserved primarily for US-built Les Pauls, 335 and SG models. Occasionally you would see a Japanese issue model with the Gibson-style headstock, but they were never released in the US or Europe.
But according to this social media post we may actually see them in the future. I think that’s great as the Epiphone headstock looks a little out of place on some guitar models. Though, personally I think it looks fine on many of the semi-hollow models.
The classic open book Gibson headstock design would sell more guitars, I feel. Plus, we all know it is an Epiphone and currently, in my opinion, they are making better guitars than Gibson anyway. So it is a win, win scenario.