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HockeyStick Headstock

This is the popular (but unofficial) designation that applies to the headstock of the Fender Electric XII 12-string guitar. It joined the Fender line in 1965, but was discontinued in 1968. The body was unquestionably the same as Fender’s Jaguar model of that same time period. One look is all it takes to see why the headstock got it’s nickname. This term was also applied to the headstocks on some of the Strat-style “shredder” guitars in the ’80s, which replaced the usual Fender-style headstock with a more rounded, elongated headstock.

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