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 #133269  by Searing75
 Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:20 pm
Looking for a source for one. Anybody? Thanks!

 #133276  by Searing75
 Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:08 am
Thanks. I was hoping for someone that has put one on theirs and knows of an exact replacement brass nut. Anyone? Or, if any of the random ones on google will fit.

 #133277  by tcsned
 Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:12 am
as with any nut, as every guitar is different, i.e. fretboard thickness, fret size, neck angle . . . a one size fits all or pre-made nut is going to be a dice roll IMHO.
 #133278  by Searing75
 Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:39 am
Yeah, I am now realizing that in my researching. So, I will just get one, and size it and slot it myself. Thanks all.

 #133279  by TI4-1009
 Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:43 am
Agree. A Gibson style nut should be closer than a Fender style, but it's not likely that an off-the-shelf nut will drop right in without some fitting. If you can't do it yourself you should be able to buy one and have a local luthier fit it for you for a reasonable fee.

I made a few myself starting with a brass blank, but you really need a set of slot files to do it right. Not to mention the experience factor- by the third time you should be close... :lol: Take it from me.
 #133305  by Searing75
 Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:43 am
Bought one that is Gibson style. I will mod it to fit if needed. Thanks.