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String Tree?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by superbassman2000, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Hi everybody!

    I was just wondering what exactly the string tree did...does it decrease any tension? does it help in any way?
  2. ble_rush


    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    For what I know, a string tree is used to force strings to sit in the nut when the headstock is not angled back.
  3. Kibuddy


    Apr 30, 2005

    Yup, that's about it. Without the string tree, the strings could hop out of the nut and create a nasty rattling sound.
  4. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    Its just to give the strings the proper break angle over the nut of a one piece fender style neck.
  5. ok, thanks for the info!
  6. Are there any advantages/disadvantages to different types of string trees?
  7. ble_rush


    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    Not that I know, but I prefer "full bar" type.:cool:

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