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hey guys, any help fitting tuners to a 3 stringer,  depth of headstock sise of holes . any help gratefully received

            Phil...

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Hey Phil, depending on the tuning machine... I make all of my head stocks .50 thick this will typically give you enough of the tuner to string while leaving enough material for strength.
As far as the holes go, if you are adding bushings to the tuners you will want to be able to hammer the bushing in snugly.
Too small a hole and you will crack the headstock too big and the bushing won't stay in place.
Drill some test holes in scrap first and go from there,
I set the holes 3/8 in. on center from edge...

Good luck

Yuppers! A standard reamer works well to fit them bushings. Then you can start with a smaller hole that fits the actual post better.

B Tal said:

Hey Phil, depending on the tuning machine... I make all of my head stocks .50 thick this will typically give you enough of the tuner to string while leaving enough material for strength.
As far as the holes go, if you are adding bushings to the tuners you will want to be able to hammer the bushing in snugly.
Too small a hole and you will crack the headstock too big and the bushing won't stay in place.
Drill some test holes in scrap first and go from there,
I set the holes 3/8 in. on center from edge...

Good luck

cheers fella's. i believe the tuners are standard tele style that are held in place with a small screw ..

so  a 13mm headstock thickness , and a 10mm hole ... i think???

sorry forgot ,, what are bushings . have pity novice here ....

lol no worries Phil, Bushings are a kind of metal "sleeve"
  http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Tuner_parts/Tuner_Bushings.html

inserted into the top of the tuner hole in the headstock

thanks all .job now done .

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