One of the most common guitar upgrades is to swap a bone nut for the inferior plastic nut which often comes on the guitar from the factory. This relatively minor upgrade provides a greater tone, more durability and more stable tuning.
In this one-day workshop, we will discuss the main functions of the guitar string nut, talk about the most common mistakes when making one, and go over how to make a perfect bone nut step-by-step. The process can be challenging, and mistakes will happen, but you will learn a solid methodology and will be given individual attention throughout the process.
We will cover the following –
- String nut function, materials and general considerations when replacing one.
- String nut removal process and common challenges, finish concerns and repair.
- Nut slot truing and sizing.
- Proper squaring, sizing and fitting of the nut blank to the slot.
- String layout and proper spacing.
- String slot depth parameters and proper cutting/sizing of slots.
- Final shaping and polishing to a mirror shine.
- Type and amount of adhesive used to keep the nut in the slot.
Spend the day making a shiny, scratch-free nut for your own guitar or bass that stays in tune and plays great! Making a nut to the SF Guitarworks standard is no mean feat, but you’ll have all the secrets to do yourself after this workshop.
Full payment is due at the time of sign-up
For more info and to sign up, stop by or call us at the shop: 415-865-5424.
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