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Old 06-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Broken Guitar Nut

First of all, I hope this is in the right sub-forum! I couldn't make my mind up whether it should be in the electric guitar forum or not.

But anyway:

I was doing a pretty big gig last night and during soundcheck I stupidly leaned my guitar against my amp while I was setting my pedalboard up. Someone must have caught the guitar with their feet or something and my poor guitar feel flat on its face.

I picked it up and realised that there was no damage anywhere else except for the nut. The corner of the nut broke off so the low E string is bare at once side. Luckily the low E was JUST held in by a little point in the broken nut so I could play the gig!

I was just wondering what the best way to repair this is. Would it be feasible to use some sort of superglue to stick the broken bit of nut back onto the the nut or would it be better to get a luthier to replace the nut completely (maybe with the better quality one)?

For the record, my guitar is an Ibanez SZR520

Thanks for any suggestions
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Get yourself some high quality super glue and try to stick it down, give it a couple of days to cure and make sure you DO NOT get any in the actual string grooves, it will play havoc with your sustain/ action.

If it works then great but if not then just take it to a local guitar luthier and have a new one crafted/ fitted. May be a little pricey depending on where you go but you'll find having a custom nut set up for how you like the guitar to play will help a lot.

Saying that im going to stick with the glue, considering how strong most glues are i dont see why it wouldnt work but try that before forking out a small fortune on a new nut haha
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Will any super-glue work? or does it have to be for a special surface/material?
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #4
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whats the nut made if?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Any super glue should work. You can also pickup a new nut at Guitar Center or whatever less shitty music store is in your area. They aren't too expensive.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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just go to a guitar repair shop and it takes like 30 sec and its fixed. it happened to me too
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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I was just wondering what the best way to repair this is. Would it be feasible to use some sort of superglue to stick the broken bit of nut back onto the the nut or would it be better to get a luthier to replace the nut completely (maybe with the better quality one)?


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