#1
I bought my neck from someone on Craigslist, and it appears to be used. I was wondering, does it need a new nut? It looks kind of iffy, so I'll see what you guys think:


Sorry the picture isn't very great quality, I took it with my phone.
#2
blurry pic is blurry.

have you strung it up yet?

string it up. tune it, then depress the 3rd fret adn see if there is a gap between hte 1st fret adn the string.

if there there is a gap on every string, then you should be fine, if not, then you need to either replace or shim it.
#3
^^ Thats ok to use to see if it is at a good height, but the nut could also need to be replaced if the quality sucks since it wont help your tuning stability. I say string it up and see how it plays, that'll help determine if you need to replace the nut.
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#6
Well here are some slightly better pics. I'll try to upload some more with my actual camera later





As you can see, I can't really string it up...

#7
Quote by customisbetter
It looks to me like its a cheap plastic doobie thats covered in string rust.


Doobie? lol

Man I would replace that nut because it only costs like $10 and the only thing it can do is improve your situation. No downside.
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#10
Quote by customisbetter
knock the old ne out with a screwdriver and a hammer.

you can get nuts at any guitarshop or stewmac etc. to install, just stick it in there, check the hieght, take out, glue, insert again.

What type of glue though?
#11
Some people prefer to use wood glue as it is easier to remove it later on. Some people prefer a little dab of super glue but then you run the chance of damaging the nut/guitar when removing it.
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