Scroll Pegs Setup

Fitting the Pegs

Peg Fitting

Professionally installed pegs (ebony, rosewood or boxwood) should move evenly, easily, and stay in tune.

Peg Fitting

To check if pegs move evenly and easily, gently put pegs into peg holes (do not push hard). If they are well fitted, the pegs cannot be jiggled and will turn smoothly.

Peg Fitting

Pegs need to be properly lubricated from time to time for proper movement. We use Hill Peg Compound.

Professionally Fitted Pegs

Peg Fitting

All pegs need to be professionally fitted.

For a perfect contact, the taper of the peg reamer and the taper of the peg shaper must match perfectly.

Peg Fitting

For a perfect contact, the taper of the peg reamer and the taper of the peg shaper must match perfectly.

Peg Fitting

To achieve a perfect fit, the bulk of the wood removed must be taken from the peg, not the peg box. A peg shaper is used to remove this wood.

At Southwest Strings, all pegs are professionally fitted for perfect contact.