#1
Hi everybody knows I'm a little unstable I have just bought a left-handed squier but I'm a right hander. I am going to restring it do I have to take out the tunners and rearrange them? The problem I have is the nut slits are going to be backwards. Do I have to replace the nut or can I just turn it around? Will that mess up the action or will it just make the action higher for the first few frets? I have already taken the strings off how do I take out the nut to turn it around?

Thanks

#2
why would you buy a left hander, just to plan on stringing it right hand fashion? you spent more money, and you're gonna do more work to get the same results
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#3
No you won't have to move the tuners around. They may be staggered, but this is to do with distance from the nut, not a left-/right-hand issue.

Yes, you could just turn the nut around and no this would not permanently screw with your action.

Nut slots are usually flat in line vertically, so you would just need to adjust action and intonation at the bridge as usual.

If you've got a chisel or file and a hammer, you can gently tap the nut out from the side.
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why would you buy a left hander, just to plan on stringing it right hand fashion? you spent more money, and you're gonna do more work to get the same results

For teh Hendrixism, probably.
#5
yea because of the lengths of the strings


edit: don't know what i'm talking about. awww yeeeah
Yeah, uh-huh...that's what they all say.
#8
Wait. You're a righty and bought a lefty strat? I wish i could find a lefty squier. But yeah you can just tap the nut out or get a thin flat blade screwdriver and fit it between the nut and neck and pry it up (gently). I had to do that with a righty squier because i'm a lefty. >
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#9
You don't have to glue it back in unless you don't want it to fall out when you're changing strings.
#11
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Wait. You're a righty and bought a lefty strat? I wish i could find a lefty squier. But yeah you can just tap the nut out or get a thin flat blade screwdriver and fit it between the nut and neck and pry it up (gently). I had to do that with a righty squier because i'm a lefty. >


Do I pry from the sides or the top?
#12
1 - you can't just turn the nut around. the slots are cut with a slight angle, lower in the back.

2 - your nut will likely break when you try to remove it. they aren't that expensive, anyway.
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#16
No I'm not


Finally it worked I have taped it out and turned it around and it fits now do I need to do anything with the string trees?
#19
Did you seriously flip the nut? As SYK said, the nut slots are on an angle.

I still don't know why you're doing this, please enlighten us.
#20
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Did you seriously flip the nut? As SYK said, the nut slots are on an angle.

I still don't know why you're doing this, please enlighten us.



Does it really matter? Why does everyone care as too why so much? He wants it flipped, so what? If I had a lefty guitar I would do this myself also.

To fix the slot angles you are probably going to re-file the nut, which you may not have the tools for.
#22
Because it's a waste of a lefty guitar. He's probably going to play around for a few days, then it'll go on his wall. Lefty guitars can be hard to find, even new, and for a righty to play a lefty guitar is like a able-bodied person riding around in a wheel chair while a war veteran without legs is left wheeling himself around on a skateboard.
#23
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Because it's a waste of a lefty guitar. He's probably going to play around for a few days, then it'll go on his wall. Lefty guitars can be hard to find, even new, and for a righty to play a lefty guitar is like a able-bodied person riding around in a wheel chair while a war veteran without legs is left wheeling himself around on a skateboard.




Sig'd for sure!

@TS: I would just buy a new nut and file it yourself, or have someone file it for you. The nuts in Squiers are cheap anyway (I even believe they're made of plastic).
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#24
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Did you seriously flip the nut? As SYK said, the nut slots are on an angle..


I did flip the nut

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I still don't know why you're doing this, please enlighten us.


Why not?

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Because it's a waste of a lefty guitar. He's probably going to play around for a few days, then it'll go on his wall. Lefty guitars can be hard to find, even new, and for a righty to play a lefty guitar is like a able-bodied person riding around in a wheel chair while a war veteran without legs is left wheeling himself around on a skateboard..


I bought it new from musician's friend they have plenty of them


I have flip the nut and put a new set of strings on it now the only problem I have is that the b string is touching the frist fret and mutes the open b how do I fix this?

Thanks
#25
Arghh!! I've been looking for a Lefty strat for ages (as I play left-handed) now you go and ruin this
#26
The nut slots are cut at an angle, and because you've flipped it the angle is sloping the wrong way. You'll need to buy a left nut.
#27
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The nut slots are cut at an angle, and because you've flipped it the angle is sloping the wrong way. You'll need to buy a left nut.
lol, no. that's the problem right now. the nut is slotted for a lefty.

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Sig'd for sure!

@TS: I would just buy a new nut and file it yourself, or have someone file it for you. The nuts in Squiers are cheap anyway (I even believe they're made of plastic).
This ^

A good nut is dirt cheap. Bone, tusq, or graphtech.
If you don't have the tools to do it yourself, just take it to a tech. Money well spent.
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#28
I probably will buy one later but besides the b string touching the first fret in open b. When I fret it form the second fret and on it works fine. I love the string tension and the action and the tone I just love it I'm very happy with it
#29
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lol, no. that's the problem right now. the nut is slotted for a lefty.


Meant to say righty nut.