String afterlength

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  1. Rocky creek

    Rocky creek TDPRI Member

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    Hello everybody new to the forum I had a question and I couldn't seem to find a thread about
    it. Should the string after length be parallel to the guitars centerline if designing a 6 in line fender style headstock. When you draw it out the strings actually run at a angle when getting to the headstock. If you drew them out long enough they would eventually run into each other. Just wondering I have seen people draw them out parallel to the centerline after the nut or does it really matter that much?
     
  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I never worried about it myself. I generally keep the general shape and hole placement regardless of nut spacing. I stick the string tree where you see them in factory photos.
     
  3. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Afflicted

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    Personally I think the important thing is to have a string path that doesn't run afoul of other tuners. If a string comes off of the nut at an angle I always give that slot a little radius so it is pointed at the tuner post. But sometimes they just go where ever they need to

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  4. Rocky creek

    Rocky creek TDPRI Member

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    Just wondering in general if you want the least amount of friction at the nut what would be the best way to do it.
     
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    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Rocky. Marty pretty much nails it... just look at the many other designs that all work just fine, with the strings running all over the place.... on a Fender types, if the string is a little askew, it's just not worth worrying about.

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  6. Freeman Keller

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    Some people seem to go to extremes to accomplish this, I believe that with a well made nut it isn't a problem.
     
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