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pegbox

[peg-boks] /ˈpɛgˌbɒks/
noun
1.
the widened end of the neck of a stringed instrument, to which the tuning pegs are fixed.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; peg + box1
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  • The metal tuning machines are attached to the sides of the pegbox with metal screws.
  • Above the main body is the carved neck, which leads to a pegbox and the scroll.
  • The neck, pegbox, and scroll are normally carved out of a single piece of wood.

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