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head plate

Jack Daniels Cigarbox Guitar Kopfplattehead plate

The headstock is the upper part of the cigarbox guitar or an electric bass to which the tuning mechanisms are attached. The strings are stretched over the saddle to the adjusting axles of the tuners. Today there are two main forms of the head: pierced head plates with rear wings: Mainly in concert guitars massive head plates with side wings: mainly used in guitars and basses with steel strings (electric guitar, western guitar)The head plate is also used on other instruments, for example the banjo or the mandolin.