- Apr 8, 2015
So much common sense right here in your post that often gets overlooked or down right ignored . I mean this is basic 101 of guitar playing yet some get all hurt and rant about trivial nonsense .All I can say is that in my experience, of over 25 years of playing gibsons, owning and gigging about 20 of them, from Melody Makers to LPs, 335s and Vs, plus hundreds of the ones we build in our workshop with similar headstocks and tuners layout ; tuning issues are non existant as long as nuts are cut properly and strings mounted and STRETCHED properly. Stretching is in capitals because I believe it is the most important and oftentimes the most neglected.
Only tuning issues I had were with un-stretched strings and/or dead strings.
Applies just the same for Fender or Fender style guitars. Any guitar actually. My Rickenbaker 360 was the same.