Yeah, I think you're right. He's gonna come back down in a week and do some tuning on it, and we'll see how he feels about the size of the peghead then!Playable!
Daniel wanted to get back to his friends pretty badly, so last night we got the electronics installed (with some pain), and broke a string stringing it up, and there's a lot of tweaking left to be done, but it was playable:
Need to lower the bridge, file the edges of the frets a little better, verify that we've got the electronics properly installed because the volume knob was doing less than we expected, and spend some time tuning, tweaking the bridge head position and possibly even filing the sides of the frets, but it's mostly there.
And at 6:40 this morning, in the rain, he caught the bus back home.
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One possibility would be to cut off the straight side and move it in about an inch or so. He's kinda stuck on the axe/halberd feel of the peghead, I'm not so sure that goes well with the Les Paul-ish body style, but… Teenagers, whatcha gonna do, hey?