Squier Nut Replacement

Discussion in 'Restoration & Repair' started by Platzen, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Platzen

    Platzen New Member

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    Hi - I have a quick question

    I have a squier strat starter guitar and wanted to replace the nut. I bought a fender replacement nut thinking it would be able to swap them but the squier nut has a flat bottom - picture below.
    Could I put wood putty on the bottom of the new one to flatten it out or just find a different nut?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
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  2. GuitarBuilder

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    I would suggest you find a different nut - this one looks too small
     
  3. Kenni

    Kenni New Member

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    @Platzen - I would find another nut, one that would fit better and somewhat closely match the old one.

    I would measure the E-e spacing, to make sure that the string spacing is good, and also measure the width of the old nut.
    Usually it should be around 42mm, but it's always a very good idea to measure. It will also ensure that you get the proper nut for your guitar :)

    Hope this helps!
    Cheers!
     
  4. Robert Lee Lucas

    Robert Lee Lucas New Member

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    I'd take the opportunity to make a nut from scratch. You'll learn something and have a better result. You'll need some basic tools and a vise but you want them if you don't have them yet. Pet smart has good bone stock.
     

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