Nut Repair Question

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  1. Don Loe

    Don Loe New Member

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    I recently bought a guitar that has what I believe to be a standard plastic nut, not bone or graphite. The high E slot is a little chipped out [​IMG]
    Do I have to replace the nut, or is there something I can fill in and then re-cut the groove? Thanks.
     
  2. Chris Pile

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    Since you have a zero fret, the nut is not critical. Looks like a cheapo plastic unit, easily available new at many stores. Also - easily repairable, as long as you don't mind the repair being visible. Look for a Dan Erlewine / StewMac video called "The super glue trick".....
     
  3. Don Loe

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    Thank you. I will check that out.
     
  4. hippychip

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    You can replace it for 10 bucks or less---and I don't care what anyone tells you---Super Glue and guitars don't mix.
     
  5. Chris Pile

    Chris Pile Member

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    At this point, there is ample evidence over the last 30 years that proves the above statement to be complete bunk.
     
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    So you know more than one of the top repair guys in the country with over 30 years experience? BS

     
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    Super glue, or CA glue is the best thing that has happened to guitar repair in the last 30 years. That's right I said it!
     
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  8. Terry Chapman

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    Rubbish,as a guitar builder/tech for over 30 yrs,use super glue a lot!!!
     

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