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So I’m building a wild thing for a client. It’s a modern hardanger similar to what Salve Håkedal has been building. And I’m running into concerns about the weight of the pegbox and scroll. Not a surprise considering that it has ten strings. I have removed as much weight as I think I can from the neck and heel. But it’s still coming in very heavy, no doubt because of the pegbox. 120g? If memory serves. No pegs, holes, or FB. I plan on using some version of perfection/peg heads in 1/2 or 3/4 sizes to both make room and save weight. However it’s still going to be a lot of weight in the wrong place. The answer I’m looking for would be something along the lines of: what can I get away with for minimum dimensions in the scroll and pegbox without sacrificing structural integrity? Thin pegbox walls? Extending the box deep under the scroll? Floor of the box? Heights of the walls themselves? Etc.. I have ( I think) a pretty design that looks balanced but I’m becoming more concerned about weight than aesthetics. rough average measurements are: 5mm at the top of the pegbox walls tapering to 7mm at the bottom of walls Around 5mm thick on the back of the box. It does have cheeks to make more room for the strings to clear. I’ll put up a picture if I can figure that out. no idea is to wild! thanks, -A