Thanks...here is how I accomplished it...
1. put masking tape across the back of the headstock
2. slit holes in the tape over the tuner holes
3. align tuner locating pins to the key side of the headstock with a square
4. installed a tuner into the low and high E string locations
5. pressed firmly down onto the tape/headstock
6. removed tuners and "connected the dots" with a pencil on the masking tape across the dimples on either end
7. using a piece of cardstock, I created a set of marks for each tuner pins for the length and width
8. Moved to each tuner hole and using the template, marked the vertical locations and the spread between pins
9. CAREFULLY determined proper drill diameter, then marked the bit with tape to the correct depth
10. even more carefully, drilled each set of marks
11. Installed tuners in each hole, lined them up using a straight edge across the backs of the tuner castings and tightened each one
12. Wiped the sweat from my forehead
13. got another cup of coffee
14. admired the fact that I didn't ruin a brand new neck
Tip-Measure, look, measure again, look again, go slow, think, slowly pull the trigger and be careful on depth control
and here it is...
Last edited by Stumpwizard; January 31st, 2009 at 06:20 PM.