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Old 01-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Cost of Repair

Alright so my Les Paul has one nut groove slotted way too deep and it buzzing real heavy on the first fret. Sometimes it even plays an F when I'm trying to play it open because its touching the fret so hard. As you can imagine this is extremely annoying and I decided to ask my local shop how much it would cost to repair it.

They said any work runs 38$ an hour. How much do you think this repair would cost me?
I'm assuming they'll just throw a new nut on as well.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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It depends on how many hours they say it will take.

Call them on Monday for a quote and get your answer.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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It depends on how many hours they say it will take.

Call them on Monday for a quote and get your answer.



The guy I asked said he has no idea how long it would take. Basically what I was asking you guys is how many hour you think it would take. Should have been more specific.

But, yah I'm gonna bring my guitar in eventually so they can get a rough reading of how many hours and the price. I just wanted to get your guys estimates.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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It depends on how they fix it too. It's not uncommon to use bone dust and super glue to refill a nut slot, and then recut it to the correct length. That would take no time at all(though I'm not sure how many professionals would use that method). But if we're talking about a real Gibson, not an Epi, then you may want to suck it up and have a new nut cut.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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I copied this from the shop menu of a very well regarded local shop:

CUSTOM NUT WORK AND SET-UP
New Guitar, Bass or Banjo Nut $75.00
New 12-string or Mandolin Nut $100.00
Install Fender LSR or Floyd Lock Nut $100.00
Install pre-slotted Plastic Nut $50.00

I am in the NYC Metro area, everything is costly here.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:41 PM   #6
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I am in the NYC Metro area, everything is costly here.

I'll say! $50 for a plastic nut? Gimme a break....
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It depends on how they fix it too. It's not uncommon to use bone dust and super glue to refill a nut slot, and then recut it to the correct length. That would take no time at all(though I'm not sure how many professionals would use that method). But if we're talking about a real Gibson, not an Epi, then you may want to suck it up and have a new nut cut.


Thats what I'm thinking. Bone or something. Maybe I could just buy it and ask him to drop it in too. I've also had thoughts about getting a new PUP and having him drop that in at the same time.

I've done quiet a bit of work on my strat and everything turned out great but I'm afraid of messing with my Gibson. You could say I'm scared to play with my own nut.
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