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Change a headstock

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ble_rush, May 8, 2005.

  1. ble_rush


    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    I saw a question in another thread that I'm interested to know the answer too.

    Is it possible to modify a headstock, adding wings to it and changing the overall form?
    If so, how hard is it to do and what types of things should be kept in mind when attempting to do this?
    What do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance
  2. a couple of things come to mind, first, if the headstock is clear finished, it's gonna be hard to match the grain transparently (invisible glue lines). If it's finished on a solid coating, then it should be no problem at all, given the craftsman has a relatively good set of skills. This is no biggie really. strip the finish, dowel the holes, reshape and refinish (this is the hardest part, matching the old finish).
  3. ble_rush


    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    Thanks Wilser

    What do you mean by "dowel the holes" ?
    Is it like refill the holes ?

    Thanks for your help.
  4. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    He means to put dowels in the tuner holes.