head·​stock | \ ˈhed-ˌstäk How to pronounce headstock (audio) \

Definition of headstock

: a bearing or pedestal for a revolving or moving part specifically : a part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments

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The Squier has a single-action truss rod with the nut oriented at the headstock, but the nut could be flush with the body. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Guitar And Make It Your Own," 7 Dec. 2018 As part of their restoration, the bells will get new clappers — a piece of iron that hangs inside the bell to create a tone — as well as headstocks, Sunderlin said. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Restoring the ring: Historic bells come down from Niles Leaning Tower," 2 July 2018 As for Yap's signature bass, new colors, shorter headstock and a couple of upgrades will be available, including four-string models. Billboard Philippines, Billboard, "UDD's Carlos Tañada and Paul Yap Will Soon Release New Variations of D&D Signature Guitars," 21 Sep. 2017 As a result of taking a couple of tumbles during one of the Dead’s European tours, Wolf ended up with a minor crack in the headstock. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "$316,666 per string: Jerry Garcia’s guitar goes to the highest bidder," 1 June 2017 The High Freq boasts a dramatic Honduran mahogany body and feathers from Crocker’s cockatoo on the headstock and tailpiece. AL.com, "Alabama blues icon tells the secrets behind his guitars," 23 June 2017 Lefebvre now owns a short-scale Midwestern with a unique headstock shape. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Bass love translates to artistic design for Jake Serek," 22 June 2017 At a recent TechShop course, staffers taught attendees how to make traditional acoustic guitars using carbon fiber, a surprising and particularly modern material, for the instrument’s backing shell, neck, and headstock. Annaliza Savage, WIRED, "Want to Build a Carbon Fiber Guitar? This Workshop Teaches You How," 20 Mar. 2013

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1688, in the meaning defined above

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