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6 string scroll headstock: possible?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Captain_joe6, Sep 15, 2005.


  1. Considering the style and, more importantly the construction of the heads found on these bases here:

    http://xstrange.com/aeb2main.html

    Would it be feasible, using the same type of tuners, to enlarge the design in both length and width to accomodate a 6-string (b to c) design? I'm thinking it would be technically possible, but the real question for me is string length. I'd like to be using the Elixirs, but would their long-scale set be long enough for the strings to reach the farthest/highest-up tuners? Are there any other flaws with this design? My other thought would be to have the truss rod nut be at the top, and just have it exit into a counter-sunk hole on the inside edge of the peg box. Comments on that?