#1
Hm. Why do Fender guitars have one string tree where Squiers have two? (under the D & G string as well). I thought strings strees had to do with the angle of the nut and the headstock.

Besides, are there 'preferred' heights for the string trees? I took them out once for painting the headstock and sometimes strings 'twang' at the string trees when I tune them and that can't be good =/
#2
i think the fenders only use one string tee because they realised they didn;t need the second one. I have absolutely no idea why squiers use the second one still.
as for the height, i dont think you can adjust them, as they have a metal cylinder that goes around the screw to show how high they go. i think the twang is the sring catching onto the tee, or perhaps the string sort of becoming embedded into the nut, and dislodging it causes the twang
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#4
Quote by 69 Tele
Fenders after 1970 have 2 string trees.


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#5
They are probalbly re-issues of the older models. I have two fender originals,
a 1968 Telecaster with one tree and a 1979 Stratocaster with 2 trees.
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Fenders after 1970 have 2 string trees.


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#8
So after 1970, they changed to two trees. And the current Strat all have one tree again. That's odd?
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#9
Forgive the noob question but what's a string tree? I've never heard any part of a guitar reffered to as that before.
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#10
It's a little tree between the nut an the tuners. To hold the strings in the right angle.
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#11
Oh right, haven't got that on any of my guitars; must be a Fender thing.
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#12
i thought the string trees helped tuning stability, because my E+B strings never seem to go out of tune, even after extreme whammy wankage, whereas the other strings do go out a bit.
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Quote by bornfidelity
Hm. Why do Fender guitars have one string tree where Squiers have two? (under the D & G string as well). I thought strings strees had to do with the angle of the nut and the headstock.

LOL

i was thinking the same thing this afternoon while looking at fender/squier guitars in a guitar store lol.
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