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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Anyone have some dimensions of a standard Martin-style slotted headstock they'd be willing to share? I've been digging around the old www with no luck. I have Cumpiano's dims for a classical from his book but wonder if the taper of the headstock changes at all for SS.

I think I need the width of the slot (5/8?) width of the headstock at both ends of the taper and where to start and end the slot.

If not, the MacRostie/000 plans have specs but I'd hate to pay shipping for just that...

Thanks in advance for anyone who can point me in the right direction, and if I find them, I'll definitely share them here.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:10 pm 
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I am out of town or I would measure the plans I have. One note, the LMI slotting jig uses the same slot width and length for both classical and steel sting. The tuning machine holes are different sizes and possible spaced differently.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:00 am 
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John, I'm not in a hurry, so anytime you get settled down again I'd love to see those dims. I have my 3-on-a-plate tuners so that will dictate the tuner hole size/spacing. Good to know about the slotting jig.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:33 pm 
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My Martin like Parlor plans have a 1/2 inch slot width. My classical has a 5/8 slot width. I have a set of Waverly steel string tuning machines and a set of classical tuning machines. The tuning posts on the classical are 1/8 of an inch longer than the steel string. A 1/2 inch slot looks right. If you are carefull with the slot placement a 5/8 slot looks like it would work as well.

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