Sunday, 30 August 2009

Coarse tuners part 4

Since everything - restringing, tuning and playing - worked fine with the latest version of the coarse tuners, I decided (as mentioned in this post) to keep this layout and cut off the remaining headstock. The shape it has now might be altered slightly - I'm not quite sure about that. I have to paint the headstock black where I've cut and sanded it, but apart from that, I am just going to play it for some time and not alter anything (or not much, at least).

It's a real pleasure to play without the head. Much more compact and manageable.

The P90 neck pickup is just for testing. I'll put the other humbucker back in soon.


Bertram said...

and how does it stand the playing?

Alexander Gorm Øst said...

Quite well. No strings broken yet. Unfortunately, the neck needs more relief, so I'll have to adjust the truss rod. This means that I'll have to make a hole in the brass plate for the allen key. I had to do that anyway, but I was hoping that it could wait a while.

SirenGuitar said...

I was told to check out your headless, cool work. What kinda bridge is that? It is a fixed bridge it looks like, but can you tune from there because it doesnt look like you can tune from your headstock. I did something similar for my first headless guitar, took an act one neck, cut off the head and put on a cheap headpiece ( ) then stuck the neck on a body I built. Working on the first one that will be made from parts that aren't chopped up now (also on the site) but lemme know what you think if you get time.

Alexander Gorm Øst said...

Thanks. The bridge is a Schaller 456 fine tuning bridge. Coarse tuning is done at the headstock as described in the earlier posts (Coarse tuners part 2 and 3).

The Schaller bridge can't tune the strings all the way, only a couple of notes.

I saw your website - it looks like nice and ergonomic instruments. Are you using Seinberger gearless tuners on the guitar with the flame maple top? The six holes at the end of the body hint at it.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.