Afterburner Series Headstock Design
Headstock design – Flat, counter bored.
The design goal was to utilize a flat headstock design. Materials and labor savings are significant with this design. The only problem was that a flat headstock needs a string tree to create proper downward angle at the nut. It took some creative thinking and custom made tuners to solve this problem in the most elegant way possible.
The headstock features special counter bores that when combined with our custom tuners allows proper break angle at the nut.
A side benefit is that these special made Hipshot Ultra-lites are even lighter than the originals. Combined with the minimalist Afterburner headstock shape, the improved balance is significant.