Glossary Search

We recommend:
Recommended on amazon

Mandolin Glossary

Search alphabetically using these links:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z - Home

Snakehead

Snakehead front and back, same instrument

Snakehead front and back, same instrument

Simply named because the top of the headstock looks like a snake's head.

The peghead tapers from small to large from the top, rather than the other way around.

Conventional wisdom is that these somehow sound better, and prices go up accordingly.

The snakehead peghead can be found on any gibson A-model from Ajr-A4.

Authored by: Dan Beimborn

Email article Email article  Printer friendly Printer friendly

© Copyright Mandolin Cafe

Kentucky MandolinsEllis MandolinsWeber MandolinsMandolin World HeadquatersThe Mandolin StoreD'Addario StringsJustStrings.comElderly InstrumentsEastman MandolinsFolkMusician.com - Acoustic Instrument OutfittersMorgan MusicAcoustic Music CompanyThe Music Emporium