Structure of the Lute
The Pegbox
pegbox of Baroque lute

The pegbox of a lute is at the end of the neck
Inside it each string is wrapped around a tapered
peg that can be twisted to adjust its tension and
thus control the pitch.  When there are multiple
pegboxes, as in the case of the instrument shown,
each pegbox normally has its own nut.

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