hello CBGers,

I am just getting back into building after a long layoff and would like to "brand" my CBGs with a signature headstock design.  Knowing that many heads are smarter than one (especially mine), I'm asking for your help.

Will you post to this discussion pictures or drawings of a unique headstock design?  The only requirement is that it needs to be adaptable to any CBG using 1-4 strings.  At the end of the month I'll pick one that will become the flag for the Wichita Sam CBG revival.

Oh, to encourage participation and fun, the first CBG that I build using the winning design will go to the person who offered the design.  Don't hesitate to offer any design you think is cool.

Thanks,

the Best,

Wichita Sam

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Following  a "W" design  . ....

Thanks, very interesting

you're welcome  . good to see  ya  back.  hope   your  recovery  is  speedy  and  easy on  ya  . 

i submit  this in the  hopes  it  is not  taken the wrong way  nor as a careless " joke" or any thoughtlessness  etc... , but for  the  symbolic  personal reference it  is  intended  as .

how about a flame ?  symbolic  not   of your  ordeal , .... but  of conquering   it  , and   maybe to symbolize  the religious  force that  got you through  it  etc.. 

being the site Chaplin , and  with your  experience, and  with a W  in the   flame  ....

you  can't  get  a much  more  meaningful ,personal touch  than  that.

  again .   this  is  intended  with the utmost respect  . i  hope it is received  well. 

anonymous.

First of all, not to worry.  I see the beauty in it and appreciate the thoughtfulness in the design.  it certainly achieves the goal of 'branding". Nothing like it. 

Thanks, Sam

Sam, I was given a tip from someone on this site to a persons archive photos of a past master at headstock designs. I wish I could remember who it was. This guy was past master at headstocks. I got about 4 designs off his stuff and I made hardboard templates so I was good for a long time.This person had some beautiful and different designs. Maybe whoever gave me the tip will see this and head you in the right direction. Good luck.

If the name comes to you, raid his file amd submit some pics?..design don't have to be your original, just something that you think looks good, unique.

Here's an idea. I am thinking the WS would be burnt, carved or routed.

Very nice, not sure I'm  good enough artist to pull it off. There's  always decals...

Hi Sam,

Are you kin too Wichita Rutherford?

No, don't know the gentleman...took the name 9 years ago when I in liked im Wichita, KS. No like in Springfield,  MO 

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