on the headstock, there the strings go through the nut,
they're fairly straight, as opposed to on the Les Paul,
where they tend to angle off a little.
them going through straight reduces friction on the nut,
therefore reducing any problems with tuning. Having Sperzel
locking machinheads and using a Graph Tech nut, I have virtually
no tuning problems at all - zero, in fact. Once you've stretched
the strings in from scratch, and tuned them up to pitch,
it pretty much stays in tune regardless of how much you
Another thing I've done is hollowed out
the sides of the body, with a 100mm solid core going through
the middle of the guitar. The guitar itself is one piece
mahogany. Usually I use maple for the tops, but I've used
mahogany in the past to get a slightly darker sound.
22 frets are clear at the body as well
which is another reason why I extended the tenon into the
body for extra support - after working on early Gibson SGs
and Juniors, I found that they usually creack because of
the lack of support, and I also never liked the idea of
not having enough wood going into the body itself.