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Guitar Bone Repair.

GUEST,saulgoldie 09 Jan 17 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,saulgoldie 09 Jan 17 - 12:24 PM
keberoxu 09 Jan 17 - 12:26 PM
Stanron 09 Jan 17 - 12:55 PM
Backwoodsman 09 Jan 17 - 02:10 PM
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Subject: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 12:23 PM

I have a midgrade Guild on which the high "E" string rolls off the fret when I play. I inspected the nut, and with just my eye, I can see that the gap between that notch for that string and the one for the "B" string is wider than the other gaps. So to fix the problem, I suspect that I will need to replace the nut with one that has proper string spacing.

I am medium handy with tools. I *have* successfully installed under-the-saddle pickups before with no obvious resulting problems. However, I think that this repair may be a bit more sensitive.

Also, if I plan to keep this guitar, might it behoove me to get one made of bone, or fossilized something or other as the replacement? Thanks for any ideas.

Saul


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 12:24 PM

Sorry, Title should be "Guitar Nut Repair." Could a Mud elf please correct it? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 12:26 PM

Bone? Guitars have Bones? I didn't know they were vertebrates in the first place. Have they jaws and teeth....oh shut up keberoxu.


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: Stanron
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 12:55 PM

A guitar nut replacement is a fairly simple job. If you are not confident about doing it yourself ask at a guitar shop for a quote. If you are getting a replacement then bone makes good sense. It shouldn't cost the earth.


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 02:10 PM

Good information on making a new nut on Frank Ford's Frets.com

Frets dot com


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 02:11 PM

And go with bone - cheaper than, and as good as, fossilised something.


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 02:43 PM

Just a resounding YES! to Frank Ford's archive @ frets.com
Frank's coverage of instrument repair is exhaustive.Worth a visit; more than just repair   
keep on pickin'
dennis


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 08:59 PM

Nut slots can be repaired with baking soda and crazy glue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slCMkvEfK_U


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: Gurney
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 12:03 AM

Second that recommendation from Guest above. What have you got to lose? A tiny tube of cyanoacrylate and maybe some filings of hard plastic?


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Subject: RE: Guitar Bone Repair.
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 01:07 AM

That's the clip I was thinking of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slCMkvEfK_U

Ross


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