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Headless guitar tuners

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Headless tuner ideas.

Started by Mark Bliss. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jul 12, 2016. 7 Replies

Just discovered this group.Since I have been considering a headless build I have been researching (and brainstorming) the possibilities. I am working on a couple of ideas of my own, one of the DIY…Continue

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Comment by Fomhorach on March 3, 2017 at 8:55am

i didn't know this group was here and i also see that the last post was 5 years ago.. oh well.

i don't usually use any sliders or any alternative tuning heads in particular, I tend to build my heads into the base of my boxes.

I figure that if you are going to take the time to craft a nice head on a guitar (which i often do) then sometimes its just as time consuming to put the tuners into the body of the box. I had to make my 28" scale headless because my strings were 30" long. lol.

Im not often online these days but if you post a message for me i will eventually get back to you about how Ive done various builds as can be seen in my profile pictures.

Comment by rusty case on August 22, 2012 at 9:01am

I have an idea to use the 'joiner' thingies in ikea bookshelves instead of tuner gears/keys.  It would go well with a headless design and put it all on the tailstock.

Will return with pics when i get a round tuit.

Best

rc

Comment by PhilUSAFRet on January 4, 2012 at 9:51am

That link on Joe Bloeskis comment below is awesome.  Love the tuning head he made.  Cheers for some good English inventiveness!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRJCtkJskQ

Comment by Hayden A Butler on January 4, 2012 at 8:35am

My Biddley Bow (2 string but played like one) uses a bolt with a hole in it held in places with two locking nuts for a tuner

Comment by Joe Bloeski on January 2, 2012 at 12:50am

Found this on youtube that offers a pretty slick DIY solution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRJCtkJskQ

Comment by Edgel R Gillespie II on October 6, 2011 at 6:51am

Had an old friend when I was just a young pup.....he was amazing on the guitfiddle of all things.....the most I remeber about that machine, was the non-existence of tuner keys. As a young pup, being around 10 or 11, that was some 50 years or so ago.........I was amazed at how he kept it in tune. As the he played, every once and a while it would go off on him, so he would tune it to a different every time. Said it hadn't found itself as of yet!!!!! Of all the notion to tell a little man learning how to pluck a tune *-)  He would make some of the best songs with it being either flat or sharp at some point or another.

Keyless tuners has always been one of my favorite styles of string instroe's.

Fun finding a new use for old stuff, which makes the best of nothing come alive.

Maximo

Comment by Bill Harbour on June 27, 2011 at 1:21am
Interesting design using wrap around nylon string as frets!
Comment by Jantan ux on June 12, 2011 at 7:38am

I have never done any headless guitar.  I have seen bolts in use.

This site have 2 ideas for headless guitar tuners.

http://www.cyberferal.com/UncleBob/design.html

 

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