View Full Version : when did it change?gibson peghead size

John Rosett
May-08-2006, 5:53am
yesterday, at flowerpot's mandogathering, i noticed that the peghead on my '13 gibson A was much larger that a couple of later (1918, 20's) gibsons. it seems that there's about 1/2" more space between the nut and the tuners on the older one. anybody know why they changed, and exactly when?

John Rosett
May-09-2006, 4:04pm
so, nobody has anything to say on this?

May-09-2006, 5:56pm
We all know, but we want to keep it a secret. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif


May-09-2006, 6:41pm
what mandogathering?
why weren't we invited?
perhaps we're bitter...

John Rosett
May-09-2006, 7:38pm
We all know, but we want to keep it a secret. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

nah, nobody here has ANY secrets

Pete Martin
May-11-2006, 11:18pm
They made them smaller in preparation for Calton cases, which they knew would break headstocks http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

John Rosett
May-12-2006, 5:01pm
i got my 20's Ajr back from the shop today, and measured the pegheads of it and my '13 A. the '13 measures 6 11/16" from the nut to the tip (!), while the 20's is 6 1/4". a difference of 7/16". all of the difference is between the nut and first row of tuners.

for the multitudes waiting breathlessly wanting to know.....

May-13-2006, 7:42am
The peghead was redesigned as a result of a lawsuit brought against Gibson by a large, powerful Japanese
manufacturer which had been recently acquired by a group of renegade Samurai (Ronin). Years later, Gibson
(Norlin) returned the favor.