#1
Its basically an unbranded strat thats just been lying in my closet for the past seven years. Its missing all the strings and the nut is loose and can slide off, so Im wondering cant I just super glue the nut on and be careful not to get it on the guitar? I dont want to spend too much repairing this guitar but now I can play I wouldnt mind trying it out. Could someone also give me an easy tutorial on how to change strings on this Guitar as I have no idea, I will also need an idea of which brand strings to buy. Thanks.








The pesky nut above, super glue?

Also is this even worth doing up? I dont exactly want to rush into modding it or anything so Im curious. All help will be greatly apprechiated, THANKS!
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#2
Changing the strings is easy, there's a demo on About.com, just google Guitar.About.

The problem is however, where you've had it unstrung for 7 years, that neck is probably heavily bowed, you're gonna need the truss rod adjusted amongst other things.
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If you do mod, take the opportunity to add a better nut instead of putting that one back.
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If you do mod, take the opportunity to add a better nut instead of putting that one back.

My question is could you just use super glue or is this a bad idea?
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#5
Use a very small drop of superglue on each end of the nut - otherwise you are going to have problems if you ever want to change it.
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Use a very small drop of superglue on each end of the nut - otherwise you are going to have problems if you ever want to change it.

Ok thank you.

What brand strings should i get?

Also whats the best tuner for less than 10£
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#7
D'addario and Ernie Balls are probably the most common, try 9s or 10s. Good strings too.

+1 to the neck adjustment, and you might also wanna check the electronics with a multimeter or something similar.
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anyone else find it odd that he has had a guitar for 7 years wants to do one up but doesn't know how to change strings
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Yeah, that is a bit odd. Personally, rather than doing it up, I would use it as a project guitar. It's unbranded, and from the photo's it looks pretty chunky and not really all that great for playability. I would use the body and refinish it, and buy a new neck, maple, and change out the pickups. It's all good experience, and it's pretty fun, and if it goes well, personal guitars are great, you feel pretty proud of your achievements.

To the poster: You seem like a beginner, or certainly to the whole modding guitar business, so doing that might sound complicated, but it's good to learn, and can be very enjoyable, there are plenty of resources on the internet for completing such operations, maybe just think it over, take a look around, you can make some wonderful custom Stratocasters.

This site was of great help to me for modding a strat:
http://www.customstratocaster.com/
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