"Thanks Martyn. I haven't been able to find a source of pearwood in NZ. Would boxwood be better than ebony? I have used ebony pegs on my violins before, and have a peg shaver I use. What dimensions would you recommend for the guitar? Actually I…"
"Good points. I reshape pegs by hand with a piece of sandpaper. It can also be done with a special shaper tool, like a pencilsharpener or make a suitable hole with your reamer in the crack between 2 wooden boards and line the hole with sandpaper and…"
"The available commercial over-the-counter violin pegs are really rather too thick ('fat') for guitar (or lute) pegs.
A thinner shank makes fine tuning easier (ie a fraction of a turn on a thick peg stretches the string…"
"Why not? Have a look arround the internet, there are a lot of pictures of baroque guitars. Just avoid the cheaper ones with a brass ring in them. I've never seen that on a genuine old guitar.This guy has some very nice ones both ebony and…"