New Headstock Idea, Is It Strong Enough

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    I'm working a new design, and I have a cool idea for the head stock. Basically the headstock will have a very dramatic curve toward the treble side of the guitar. The plan is to have the 1st and second string coming from the far end of head stock, floating from the corner of the headstock to a rolling retainer before the nut. I imagine it would be fine, but I was wondering if any of you that have more experience would know if the wood would be strong enough, or if the weird angle would cause problems under tension. I was thinking about making the neck out of maple.
     
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    any pics to put up,so we know what it looks like?
     
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    As soon as I get home I'll take a picture. The drawing I did is pretty rudementr

    Here's what I was thinking. Excuse the rudimentary drawing, I never did well in my high school art classes:p
     

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    yes thats exactly what i had in my mind,im not sure,but you could have tention issues,but i could be wrong,so your putting somthing behind the nut for the string to bend round??
    and mabe depending on how strong it is yeh, over time if anything,im just thinking will the neck twist over time?like instead of bellying forward,might the neck also twist from the e string way out in in the middle of the dessert lol and twist upwards? im not sure but if it was to twist it would turn upwards.
    and id say its hot down there to so make sure its not left in the sun or your arm will be like a curly wurly
     
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    I just have to ask... Why? What problem are you solving by doing this?
     
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    I didn't even think about the potential of twisting. And yea, I was thinking of having a string retaining bar similar to that on the Cozart 12 string tele(cheap kit guitar) but on the treble side I was thinking about puting a horizontal wheel on the post, so the strings could glide a bit more smoothly.
     
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    yeh i know the bar i have one on a Pacifica 12 here,see the firs pic of the headstock i sent ya? why not try somthing like that ,and you can still bring the head down further,mabe put some design on the plane timber, or a lill ash tray holder on the head of your guitar lol or even better,a slide holder,you would just need to place your hand at the back of the head and put you finger in the slide,and only inches away from the first fret,
     
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    That's brilliant!
     
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    I'll answer your question with another question. Why not? It may not be the most practical, but who knows, if it's doable I think it would look pretty cool. My motives for this are strictly aesthetic.
     
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    so do ya play any slide guitar?
     
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    A little, but tbh I kind of suck at it.
     
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    im not that great either,i have a dobro capo which is cool,love playing ground on down by ben harper its fun
    some pink floyd.
     
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    Why not? Because you cause more problems than you solve for something that won't be aesthetically pleasing to most guitarists.
     
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    I realize that. However that doesn't make me any less motivated. Maybe it won't work, but maybe it will, and if it will, I'd love to see on a guitar in my collection.
     
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    I just realized I never thanked you for your ideas yesterday. Thanks man.
     
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    no problem
     
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    alright pal, any progress? my timber should be here on tuesday,can not wait. 80 euro for the lot,
     

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