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Nut shape preference??? -- Complete (pictures March 22)

 
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Nut shape preference?
Standard classical nut
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Ibanez step/notch (see pictures)
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~frank



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Nut shape preference??? -- Complete (pictures March 22) Reply with quote

I'm about to make the replacement nut for my Birthday Guitar

Here's where I am:



It's an unbleached bone nut blank from SteMac. I have trued it and cut it to (slightly oversize) width. Now the burning question: Do I make it look like a standard classical nut, or do I put the cute Ibanez step/notch in it Question FWIW, here's how it came from the factory. Rolling Eyes


For discussion: Should I take it to TGP to get opinions about how it'll affect the tone and sustain Question


... wringing my hands in anticipation Neutral
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Joe Desperado



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

standard. No reason to have to cut the nut like the bottom picture if the nut is cut correctly.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like this:


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~frank



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, I wouldn't have done the notch ... too much trouble just for (questionable) style. Since polls are fashionable, I just wanted to see the results. Razz

I'm gonna start roughing it in this afternoon (also doing a matching saddle). Since I have a commitment tonight, I'll probably get it finished and work on final setup tomorrow. Pictures later. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I finally got back to it. Here are the finished nut and saddle from unbleached bone blanks, polished with Micromesh touchup stick. Clickable thumbnails.
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