I recently built a guitar neck(4 string) that turned out perfect......until I was putting the tuners in the headstock. Well loe and behold my headstock was cut to thin. So, my question is, are there tuners available with shorter stems? Thank you.

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You could put a 1/8 inch or 3/16 inch headstock veneer on to it......

An old cabinetry saying, "A little trim covers a multitude of sin." You could put the extra wood on the back of the headstock. Make it a different color so it'll stand out. Then tell everyone you wanted it that way. 

And as far as how many mistakes can you make. You haven't even gotten started. The stories I could tell........ : ) 

Hi Robbie, many design ideas come from mistakes.

Check out the thread "question on Headstocks" in the Forum list side bar.

I built a number of guitars for the same guy and in an early one I covered a mistake with a design feature. He now requests it in his guitars

Taff

Don't look at them as mistakes! Look at them as an opportunity to try something new! For example coming up with a way to cover-up a built in flaw. Believe me you aren't the first. Heads up on installing the pegs, make sure you have the wormgear on the forward side.

Yeah, like Doug and Blue Rat said, glue on a shim....

While we truly dislike making mistakes, in a masochistic sort of way I enjoy the problem solving aspect.

Oh, and I'll venture a guess my errors -- make that design features -- number is bigger than yours.

The 'Blues Box' I just finished had a major goof to fix.I cut the box slots too deep, because the top sits on the top of all 4 sides, rather than being recessed so that the top of the sides are flush with the top of the box. Right around the thickness of a fretboard. So basically, I put shims under the neck at teh point it goes thru the box, and the neck is now raised that amount. before, the action was a mile high, now it's workable.

Thanks everyone. I did cut a piece of 1/4 inch thick oak to glue to the back of the headstock. Just havn't done it yet. Here goes nothing.lol

Awesome. Looking forward to seeing a great playing git! 

My last mistake is still sitting on my work bench. Been a bit to cold to play in the garage. 

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