I am against cloning of commercial products that are novel, especially when they are reasonably priced. Shredneck is both, but like many other products, it isn’t available in Serbia. The only thing left to do is to build one 🙂 A 100% knock-off would be lame, so we added some changes. To make it more comfortable, tuners are completely enclosed inside the “headstock”, so tuning posts or string ends won’t bother when holding it.
It’s made from solid piece of maple, leftover from guitar necks. Slotted stainless steel plate holds strings on one end. Two bone nuts, one on each end, keep the strings in place and maintain radius/action. Bone may be overkill because shredneck isn’t exactly the instrument that can benefit from bone nut qualities. Headstock (or body in this case) is drilled on the top to let the strings through because tuners are concealed inside the headstock. Matching maple lid covers the tuner cavity. Tuners came from an old acoustic guitar. Since precise and regular tuning isn’t needed here, tuning pegs would annoy most of the time. That’s why they are simply cut off 🙂 To make it possible to set string tension tuner peg leftovers are slotted, so a regular screwdriver may be used. Headstock is drilled on the sides to allow tuning without removing the lid.
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