The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Classical

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-13-2012, 08:08 AM
kats45 kats45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,104
Default Installing End Pin

Hi All,

How do you install an end pin for use as a strap button on a classical guitar?

I know you can get classical guitar straps, but they are expensive so I thought I'd go this way.

Thank you for your help.
__________________
kats

G & L Tribute ASAT
Martin OM-21 (2012)
Guild F-30 Aragon
Guild GAD-F20
Alvarez AFA1965
Cordoba C-10
Kala Ukulele KA-SMHC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-13-2012, 10:06 AM
Kent Chasson's Avatar
Kent Chasson Kent Chasson is offline
Chasson Guitars
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 897
Default

I would recommend against a tapered end pin and go with a screw type like this one.

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardware...t=3&xsr=251725

For that type, just drill a hole slightly larger than the size of the solid shaft of the screw (outside diameter minus threads). I like to put a bit of wax or soap on and then screw it in.

Are you putting one on the heel too? That can be a little trickier. I think Frets.com has a whole page devoted to strap pins.

Good luck.
__________________
Chasson Guitars Web Site
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-2012, 02:33 PM
kats45 kats45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,104
Default

"...slightly larger..."

Are you putting one on the heel too? That can be a little trickier. I think Frets.com has a whole page devoted to strap pins.

Good luck.[/QUOTE]

I was looking at the screw type on Stew Mac, You said drilling a hole "slightly larger" than the screw. Don't you usually go smaller when putting a screw into wood? How will it stay put? I know I'm showing my ignorance here, but I am interested in learning.

Is that screw type bolted on the inside in some way??? It would seem not, but thought I'd ask.

No, I don't plan to put a strap button on the heel. I prefer using Planet Waves quick release system for my straps.

I'll check out your site.
__________________
kats

G & L Tribute ASAT
Martin OM-21 (2012)
Guild F-30 Aragon
Guild GAD-F20
Alvarez AFA1965
Cordoba C-10
Kala Ukulele KA-SMHC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-13-2012, 04:26 PM
Kent Chasson's Avatar
Kent Chasson Kent Chasson is offline
Chasson Guitars
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 897
Default

...slightly larger than the size of the solid shaft of the screw (outside diameter minus threads).

Maybe a photo will help. This one is measuring the solid part, between the threads. .103"



This one shows measuring the entire width, including threads. .140"



For this screw, I would round up from .103" to the nearest drill size which is 7/64" (.109")

The idea is to size the hole so the threads will have wood to grab without it being so tight that you risk splitting the end block.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Chasson Guitars Web Site
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-13-2012, 04:57 PM
kats45 kats45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,104
Default

So I use a 7/64 drill bit. Is there an end block that the screw goes into, and not just the width of the side of the wood. Is there a certain measurement as to where I place the hole?
__________________
kats

G & L Tribute ASAT
Martin OM-21 (2012)
Guild F-30 Aragon
Guild GAD-F20
Alvarez AFA1965
Cordoba C-10
Kala Ukulele KA-SMHC
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Dwight Dwight is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,696
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kats45 View Post
So I use a 7/64 drill bit. Is there an end block that the screw goes into, and not just the width of the side of the wood. Is there a certain measurement as to where I place the hole?
Hi Kats, just thinking that with the questions you're asking you should bring this guitar to a tech for the button. It's a little hard to get the angle just right.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-13-2012, 06:48 PM
kats45 kats45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,104
Default

I think you're probably right; I need to take it to a tech. There's a couple of different ones in my area, so it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe I can watch as he does it. That would be a great learning experience.
__________________
kats

G & L Tribute ASAT
Martin OM-21 (2012)
Guild F-30 Aragon
Guild GAD-F20
Alvarez AFA1965
Cordoba C-10
Kala Ukulele KA-SMHC
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Classical

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=