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How do I make sure the strings will stay put on my home-made guitar (for a physics project)?

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jimboa2020red (author)2010-12-09

Easy! you take a saw and cut a very shallow notch in a block of wood (or long strip) or you just gett your drill and bits and drill a string sized holes. I would suggest a peice of wood wide enough to bolt is on all four coners (bolts are put into the larger holes which you would drilled.) All just child's play :)

Rayn3 (author)2009-07-09

use a small triangle file on the nut to make grooves. Make the grooves half as deep as the string is thick.

firebird982002 (author)2009-02-11

Use "classical guitar strings", not home made ones, these require less tension than steel strings. If you buy them from a guitar shop, they will string your guitar for you with the proper knots.

jtobako (author)2009-02-11

Cut some groves in the nut (upper end of the fingerboard) and bridge (soundboard)-the pieces that hold the strings up a little.