So as time progresses, I'm getting closer and closer to starting my first build. My tuners just got delivered today, so I guess I'll probably start on the head of it first off.

I'd like to do an angled headstock, but I'm not sure what the best angle for it is, any tips, suggestions etc..? 

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Okay, I see. Thanks y'all! And yet again... One more thing (for now)I'm going to be using a zero fret, what'll be the best way to keep my strings straight since I wont have string slots in a nut?

Hi, with a zero fret you will still need a nut with slots to hold the strings at the correct spacing. However the slots have to be lower than the top surface of the zero fret. The zero fret will not allow you vary nut action height, unless you fit a different size fret.

cheers Taff

If you're not scarfing, aren't you cutting away some wood somewhere, and isn't that harder?

With a zero fret you still have to address string alignment, but you have a couple of options.

1. A nut like string guide.

2. individual string guides (like the screws you see on some electric guitars.

3. Shape the peg head in a wedge shape so tuner posts are in the proper alignment for your string spacing.

I've used all three and each works fine.

I've started shaping some antler blocks for a bridge and a nut, but if that doesn't go well I'll probably try out the screw method. Thanks!

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