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GUITAR NUT REPLACEMENT

A guitar nut replacement is a great tone and playing enhancement on most all guitars. From brass nuts, roller nuts, locking nuts and lubricated nuts for electric guitars, to micarta, corian, bone and Graphtech for acoustic guitars. There are more but it all depends on your guitar, the style of music you play and what you want to hear...

Nut Slot

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After removing the nut, I use a very small chisel to remove the surface glue. The glue residue left in the wood is removed with a fine file while leveling the nut slot bottom...

String Spacing

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With the nut blank roughed in, I mark the distance in from the fretboard edges for both E strings. Using a graduated spacing rule, I match the outside marks for the E strings and mark the remaing 4 string slots...

Cutting String Slots

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I use a fine razor saw to start the string slots. I find I can keep better control and get the most accurate, graduated spacing from the small strings to the larger strings...

Completed Nut

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Working the nut slot files from the headstock side of the nut, toward the fretboard. I make sure the string slot take off point to the saddle stays higher than the back. This avoids the buzzing sound you hear when a string is played open...