Need your opinions fella's.. Headstock Logo

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ibanezcollector, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Yes I like it very classy

    41 vote(s)
  2. No its too boring and plain

    19 vote(s)
  3. Leave the headstock blank

    10 vote(s)
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  1. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    I am in the works making a logo for my basses and guitars and just want everyones opinion.

    The look I was going for was classy and simple.

    What do you think?

  2. Hansel


    Jan 20, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    I think its great ibby. Although, I also think rather than "Guitars and basses" in that space, you should make up model names for each of your models?

    Just a suggestion
  3. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147

    Haven't voted yet.
  4. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Looks an awful lot like the old Japanese Vantage guitars logo.

    Don't know if that's good or bad, but ceratainly worth noting.

  5. zero_cool


    Feb 16, 2007
    North Dakota
    Looks great but a bit bigger would make a lot of difference.
  6. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    IMO, I would remove "Guitars and Basses" - maybe a model name or number, and I would certainly make the Vintaged part bigger, but not the rest of the type. Nice choice of typeface though!
  7. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Nice looking. I agree it needs model names instead of "guitars and basses".
  8. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    Yikes, after seeing the Vantage logo, it kinda validated the point I was going to make anyway... I like the overall layout, but you may try another font... something a little bolder, so it stands out a little more. Try going to they have a ton of free fonts that look great, and they're all separated into themes. Pretty easy to navigate.
  9. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000
    I like the logo. I'd prefer it if it just said "Vintage". Easier to say and takes a bit less space than "Vintaged". Either way, people will possibly mistake it for "Vantage" which I think was a junk brand.

    EDIT : Yikes, someone just posted the logo and your "V" is actually identical to Vantage's.

    To me "guitars and basses" seems superfluous. If you can read the logo, you can already tell if you're looking at a guitar or a bass.

    Removing that "guitar and basses" tag would allow you to put the serial # on one side of the "g" and the "made in the USA" tag on the other.

    I haven't followed your threads lately, but FYI if you're still using Mexi parts/instruments as your base I doubt you can legally call them "made in the USA".
  10. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    I think "Vintaged" instruments in a different font would look better and take up less space than "guitars and basses"
  11. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
  12. 69nites


    Jul 11, 2006
    are you actually going to be making things now? If not putting "made in the USA" on it would seem a bit wrong unless the original instrument was made in the USA
  13. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    the name of the company is vintagedguitars

    so its going to say vintaged.

    Since all my basses and guitars are now built to spec it can say USA made since there made in the USA :)

    And there is no specific models so there wont be model names each instrument is built to order nothing is stocked..

    I used a stock windows font and looking at vantage obviously they did as well ahhahaha..

    Back to the drawing board..
  14. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000
    Good find.

    They're doing the relic'ing thing too. I'd argue that makes "Vintaged" a poor choice. Probably even something that'd lose him a lawsuit if "Vintage" cared to pursue one.

    "Since all my basses and guitars are now built to spec it can say USA made since there made in the USA"

    "Built" using what parts made in which country? You might want to look into this. The laws about what can and can't be labelled "Made in the USA" are pretty strict and the penalties pretty heavy for contravening them.

    Rondo can't bang a few chunks out of an SX and call it "Made in the USA" even if someone specs those dings. *IF* that's what you're doing, just FYI. Not trying to be combative, just trying to save you grief.
  15. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
    First, let me impart that I make my living as a graphic designer, and have designed logos specifically for this purpose. That said, my opinions mean no more than anyone else's.

    Yeah, my first observation was the Vantage thing.

    Definitely change the font to something stronger - try and capture the essence of the word "Vintage(d)"

    Consider adding a second color as an accent - maybe it works, maybe it don't...
  16. xlows


    Oct 21, 2006
    I like the idea, but get a professional editor to pick a font for you. Font nerds are really good at making things like that better than you could imagine.
  17. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    He's been "actually ... making things" for quite a while. If you go back to some of his build/relicing threads, you'll see that what he prefers to work with, are unfinished bodies and necks.

    Brett... I like the logo a lot, but I'd personally go with Vintaged Instruments instead of guitars and basses, b/c who knows... maybe you'll do a relic'd steel guitar, dobro or mandolin? I'm personally thinking that a relic'd Upright might be something you could pull off ;)

  18. 69nites


    Jul 11, 2006
    I haven't been following his threads for a while. and from what I gather he still isn't making anything. he's still only relicing assembling. as long as the bodies and necks he's sourcing are made in the USA it's all good.
  19. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Vantage has been around at least since the early 80's , predating Windows by at least a couple of years. ;)

    I'm sure you'll come up with something good.

    Maybe look into a pro graphic designer to come up with a nice original logo.
  20. CraigG


    Mar 14, 2006
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    +1. That was the first thing I thought when I saw it. Sort of makes it come across as being rather un-original.
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