String splay advice.
Hi guys, I'm currently following along to the "design your own electric guitar" course.
For the headstock I'm using the provided A4 pattern which I've traced on to my design. The problem is, the strings will be splayed out quite a lot. As you can see in the image, the line of the strings misses the tuning posts by quite some distance. I've doubled checked the print out of the pattern and the dimensions are bang on, the holes are the same distance from the nut take off point and the spacing between the holes is also an exact match to the pdf, so I'm a little confused as to what's gone wrong.
What would be the best course of action here, move the holes closer to the centre line? How far do the holes need to be from the edge of the headstock?
It’s fine, don’t worry about it, that’s where they are supposed to be. Don’t forget that the direction of the strings are heading for the outside edge of the posts, not the centre of them.
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