Simple tuners made using dowels. The screw pulls it tight to the headstock and stays in tune. I sprinkled salt in the cavity for more friction.

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Comment by Ted Crocker on October 14, 2011 at 5:03am

Thanks!  This was part of an order I received for 10 instruments to be displayed in a blues themed club.  I made them all real quick (4 days) but made sure each was playable.


Comment by Lowatter on October 14, 2011 at 2:53am
This is very cool and creative. Sorta like Segovia meets the Flintstones!
Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on October 14, 2011 at 12:46am
I like your design. It has a lot of eye appeal. Traditionally friction pegs have a taper. Pulling out slightly they turn, pushed in they lock. Friction pegs are also used with gut / nylon strings because they have lower string tension than steel strings. As you know, steel uses geared machines. I would encourage you to continue to experiment. Possibly your could develop a hybrid. Enjoy

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