#1
i have a cheap (possibly homemade) guitar that i got from a charity shop for £20 ($30) i came a little stringless and it was only after putting strings on that i found out how far the nut was out.

is it easy to cut new grooves into a nut without running into the old ones?
are nuts easy to change on guitars or would i need it done properly?
would it end up costing more than i paid for the guitar in the first place?

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#2
i'd say it'd be £20 for a pro to put a new nut on

i'd get one from www.axesrus.com and have a bash. although you may need nut files if the new nut isnt right, but thats pretty unlikely i'd say
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#3
I think this is the perfect time for a learning experience. Buy a bone nut blank for $5-10 dollars, a bit of rough sandpaper and a very fine saw.
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#4
Replacing a nut?...

If you are just going for cosmetics, it'll run you about 6 Gs from the plastic surgeon.

But if you want that baby up and running again you're going to have to pay out of the ass. I'm not even sure if they have the technology to do that yet.
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Replacing a nut?...

If you are just going for cosmetics, it'll run you about 6 Gs from the plastic surgeon.

But if you want that baby up and running again you're going to have to pay out of the ass. I'm not even sure if they have the technology to do that yet.

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#6
If you do a nut yourself, make sure you cut the grooves properly and evenly in a v shape.... otherwise you`ll get a bunch of rattling... I found out the hard way.
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Quote by DaddyBarbs
Replacing a nut?...

If you are just going for cosmetics, it'll run you about 6 Gs from the plastic surgeon.

But if you want that baby up and running again you're going to have to pay out of the ass. I'm not even sure if they have the technology to do that yet.



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