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David Tisdall
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Pegs for Baroque Guitar
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Hi, I am new to this forum and have a question. I am in the process of making a "baroque style" 5 course guitar (which is a lot of fun!). I was wondering if it is ok to use violin tuning pegs on the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Tisdall Jul 11, 2019.

 

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Jul 20, 2019
David Tisdall replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"Hi Jelma, I checked the invoice and he has written rectified nylgut! Not sure what the rectified means. After your message I asked to change to slightly thinner strings and octaves 4th and 5th courses. Thanks for your advice re tuning... Once I get…"
Jul 11, 2019
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"I think nylgut is closer in sound to gut, so preferable."
Jul 11, 2019
Poul Hansen replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"Which is preferable for authentic sound?"
Jul 10, 2019
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"Hi David, yes they seem a bit thicker, but that should be OK. Maybe start out on a slightly lower pitch than the one you are aiming for; a tone or semitone below the eventual pitch. Then see how you are feeling about the tension: does it seem OK or…"
Jul 10, 2019
David Tisdall replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"Thank you all for this great feedback! On your advice I contacted Aquila and they recommended the following rectified nylon strings (my guitar has a string length of 658mm). 1x 52NG 2X 64NG 2X 76NG 1X104NG 1X56NG 2x70NG This is for an octave on the…"
Jul 8, 2019
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"Dear David, Aquila are generally very good with their sets. Can you describe or photograph the string set you have, so we can help you determine what they are? I would also need to know the scale of the baroque guitar you made."
Jul 7, 2019
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"These are good suggestions, thank you!"
Jul 6, 2019
gilles T replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"Dear David, First of all, you can check this very useful tool : https://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/wikla/mus/Calcs/wwwscalc.html Once you've got the scale and proper gauges, you can order your choice of single strings at SBM, for instance :…"
Jul 6, 2019
Poul Hansen replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"I don't yet have a 5 course guitar but You could contact Aquila directly and ask for their recommendation.I contacted them over strings for a 10 string bass lute and they were very forthcoming and actually made a set from the dimensions I sent…"
Jul 6, 2019
David Tisdall replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"Hi Folks  I have a new question which will show my ignorance. Having completed construction of the stradivarius style 5 course guitar I am now trying to add strings. Nor being a guitar player (yet !) I am having a little difficulty. I bought a…"
Jul 6, 2019
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Jun 25, 2019
David Tisdall replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"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…"
May 25, 2019
Poul Hansen replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"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…"
May 25, 2019
Martyn Hodgson replied to David Tisdall's discussion Pegs for Baroque Guitar
"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…"
May 25, 2019

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