This radical winged headstock design promises improved sustain, easier bending and enhanced tuning stability – and it just got a new look

Morifone Guitars Spada
(Image credit: Morifone Guitars)

Canadian guitar company Morifone Guitars caused quite a stir with its debut electric guitar. The Quarzo was a ’59 Burst-inspired model that showcased Morifone’s patented Aileron headstock – a winged design that promised improved sustain, easier bending, and enhanced tuning stability.

Now the firm has followed up its 2019 release with a new guitar model, the Spada – and an update of its radical headstock to boot.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.