DESTROYER5000
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#1
Exactly that, what are the advantages of roller string trees and a roller nut and bridge?
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#2
The string rolls across something, rather than sliding across it. They are especially beneficial when used with a tremolo, but not quite as much(if at all) otherwise.
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#4
What exactly do you have in mind? Adding wood to an existing headstock might look ugly, if the woods don't match well enough.
DESTROYER5000
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#5
Making it into the gibson Flying V shape but also painting it and and changing it to a 3x3 layout
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#6
Well that should be doable. Just sure you glue long-grain to long-grain. End-grain doesn't glue very strong.
DESTROYER5000
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#7
It won't break under string tension? Also the neck I'm using is off of a peavy rock master starter guitar
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#8
Quote by DESTROYER5000
It won't break under string tension? Also the neck I'm using is off of a peavy rock master starter guitar

Long-grain glued properly is known to stronger than the actual wood. So as long as it's done right, it should be fine.
DESTROYER5000
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#9
Are you talking long grain maple or is long grain a different material all together?
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#10
long grain means that it's cut with the grain of the wood, as opposed to across it.
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DESTROYER5000
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#11
Ok, that makes sense now. I'm sorry for sounding stupid but I'm new to guitar building was unsure thank you.
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#12
Don't worry about it mate, we all started somewhere.
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DESTROYER5000
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#13
Yeah, I am building a traditional style v that is going to be cherry plywood and the color of randy rhoads les paul custom
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Yeah, I am building a traditional style v that is going to be cherry plywood and the color of randy rhoads les paul custom

I wouldn't use plywood anywhere on the neck/headstock
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DESTROYER5000
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#15
No, I'm not using it for the neck or headstock, I'm using it for the body because I got it for free
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oh I see, I too am making a guitar with a plywood body.
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#17
Yeah, got it for free and so I'm like " hey,cool"
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