#1
Hey guys,

I dropped my guitar and part of the nut snapped off. I called the local shop and he said it would cost $40 to fix. Is this a fair price? Or is it something easy I can do myself?
#2
$40 is dirt cheap for a nut replacement (I paid $90). The guy has either never done it before or he's so damned good that he can get it finished and set up in under an hour.
#4
Consider the technician's time, cost of materials and the know-how and experience to do the job right. If he's replacing the nut and has to file the new one, this is a decent price.

Is it cracked where the string goes? If so, I'd make sure he's replacing the nut with a new one. I'd recommend bone.
#5
yeah the part of the nut on the low e-string broke of so Im certain it will need to be replaced, I told him this also.
#7
What Ethan Hanus said, it costs $15 to get a nut off the Graphtech site(they make you buy at least $20 in stuff though, so I went and bought 2. You can prolly get one from a store no problem, but I couldn't find a lefty 1 5/8" nut in the one shop with Graphtech here, so I had to order. xD), and swapping the nut's a matter of tapping the other one out gently then sliding the new one in(I used a hammer and chisel but there's likely a better way). Also, TS, I love your sig, Criss is an IMMENSELY underrated musician, as is his brother Jon(Sirens...that's all I'm saying. AH, AH~). Cheers, hope all goes well!
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#8
Hey thanks for the replies, he said it would be $40 including everything so I'm guessing this is a pretty good deal? If the nut cost $20 then I wouldnt mind spending that I guess on getting it done professionally.

@Enix165 Sirens is an amazing album. Those two were definitely a great duo didn't get the recognition they deserved. Read the other day that Criss was offered a spot in Megadeth , but declined. I thought that was pretty cool, at least someone saw his talent. Good to see another Savatage fan!
#9
A micarta nut blank is $3.50 and a bone nut still under $10.00. If the tech is going to provide a nut aand install it for $40 that's a good price and if done correctly will probably be btter than you buying a pre-slotted nut and sanding down the base till it's the correct height.
Moving on.....