- Aug 22, 2012
Thanks! This does help! I don't do tuner knots on my other instruments (not even nylons), so that truly simple thought didn't even cross my mind.
My little nameless darlin' came from an excellent luthier who strongly recommended that I keep the loops but ... uhhh ... I forgot to ask him how to make 'em, and keep 'em looking good. Over time, they've gone straggly.
If the new strings can be trimmed, so much the better!
I would NEVER consider leaving a 6-string, or even a tenor ukulele, untrimmed. All steel strings, and wound nylon bass strings, are too sharp, heavy and pointy for my peace of mind. That, plus I can't even imagine leaving a classical guitar headstock shaggy.