Jump to content

Tuning Peg Question

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone, i am building my first guitar (a flying v) and i have a question that i havent found an answer for by searching the forum. My question, is how do figure out where to put the tuners on the headstock, is there some sort of mesurment i need to make, or is it just a cosmetic issue.

thanks in advance for any help

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It depends on what style of headstock you are building and what sort of tuners you plan to use. Common sense says to make sure they are evenly spaced and they won't interfere with each other. Look for drawings of similar headstocks (or the real thing) and take measurements. Draw a paper template of your headstock and cut out all of your tuner holes. Then trace them onto the headstock and drill them out with a drill press, borrow the use of one if you don't have one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

you need to plan out the placement and debug your design before you ever drill them.and make sure you plan for the strings to wrap around the correct side of the tuners...i have made THAT mistake...and believe me...there is nothing worse than making an otherwise very nice guitar that tunes backwards.

most people design headstocks so that the string path is as straight as possible through the nut.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...