otirroz wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:11 pm
Very nice. Elegant in its understatement.
Could you please explain what a silver wire mounted peg is?
P de V
Wire mounted means I set a small section of silver jewelers wire into the end of the peg as an ornament.
I used to use ivory, but that's not a good practice these days for a lot of reasons. I had a supply of ivory given to me by a teacher many years ago and I turned small cylinders of ivory on a lathe and then sliced off rounds which I then mounted in the ends of the pegs. Now moving a guitar internationally with ivory mounted pegs would just present difficulties for the owner.
I came up with the idea of mounting silver wire in the pegs because there's nothing controversial about it silver, it's a good color next to black ebony and most woods, the peg really needs a dot or something to accent it. Abalone shell taken from the part of the shell where the adductor muscle connects to the shell is my favorite accent, but again customs will get its hackles up over shell these days. I figured everyone could live with silver wire. I think it's understated and does the accent job.