#1
ok, i tried drawing arrows on it, but that took the size limit too high, so if you dont know what i mean, you might have to get a different pic, but this was the best i could do.

what is the little silver bar on the headstock, right of the locking bolts, and left of the tuning machines, it looks like it is restraining the strings, but i dont imagine it would do a good job because it isn't gripping them.

what is it and what does it do.
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#2
My ESP f-250 has it too.
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#3
It's basically a really big string tree.

It makes sure all the strings are below the nut, so that when the locking pads are fastened, it doesn't go out of tune.
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#6
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It's a locking nut.

no, it isnt, its a stringlock
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#7
no, it's a nutlock.

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#8
he is talking about the string tree.
The locking piece is the nut to the left of it.
Bonsaschaap + Sashki have it right. it is there to keep the string from riding to high on the tuner and keeps the tension on them past the nut.
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#9
Its a floyd rose string tree is all

Don't even need it...
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