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Those J series guitars look good  but, Put a Cleaner smaller logo on the headstock.   
 

That large logo reminds me of a cheap Luna guitar. 

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One of our members here snagged Iris Roy Smeck #1.  I gather he custom ordered the guitar resulting in the model going into regular production.   He has shared some clips of him playing it with me so hopefully he will chime in.  

And I like the headstock.  

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I am a fan of plain, unadorned guitars, and so, while the unpainted bodies look nice enough, the head-stock logo type appears to be another unfortunate example of "Nephew Art", which cheapens the overall appearance of the instruments. However, a suitably sized and shaped piece of black adhesive vinyl would solve the problem.

The hand-painted bodies look like summer camp hootenanny guitars and to me are especially unappealing.

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These are relatively minor quibbles of course, but I typically prefer headstocks that are wider at the top, and have a distinctive shape.  Gibson, Guild (not Gruhn’s snakeheads), Gallagher, and some Epiphone, Breedlove, & Ibanez shapes are to my liking, in particular the Guild Chesterfield & Gibson flowerpot.  Martin’s shape is terribly boring, but it does widen towards the top & the script logo is nice.

The Iris headstock doesn’t work well for me on any level, but it certainly is not the worst.  To brush up against the other end of the spectrum, the Seagull headstock would be patently representative of how not to do it!

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On 4/8/2021 at 7:27 AM, zombywoof said:

One of our members here snagged Iris Roy Smeck #1.  I gather he custom ordered the guitar resulting in the model going into regular production.   He has shared some clips of him playing it with me so hopefully he will chime in.  

And I like the headstock.  

 

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