#1
Hi i have question about the nut on my guitar

I have a fender mexi strat. I need to string it the other way. So I'm wondering if I can take out the nut and spin it 180 degrees...or are nuts made to only go in one way? Is there such thing as a nut for Lefty's and rights? Or are they all the same.

I just bought the guitar new today
#2
I'm pretty sure Hendrix and Dick Dale both did that, so I don't see why not as long as it's glued back down tight enough.
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#3
Yeah I've done it once before with a epi hollow body cept instead flipping the nut, I filed out the nut in a few spots. I don't want to do that again tho.
#5
Flipping a nut won’t work well. Nut slots are cut so that they angle down toward the headstock and the string only touches a tiny bit of the nut. Turn it around and your strings are resting in the wrong place—intonation will be terrible.
#7
jpnyc is correct, you'll have to replace the nut entirely. If it's a standard Strat nut, you remove it by tapping it out from one end, it's in a slot cut into the wood. Use an exacto knife to score the edges so you don't rip out chunks of the finish.

Check here

http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/pagelist.html

For good instructions on dealing with nut replacement. Or take it to a shop.
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#8
Quote by jpnyc
Flipping a nut won’t work well. Nut slots are cut so that they angle down toward the headstock and the string only touches a tiny bit of the nut. Turn it around and your strings are resting in the wrong place—intonation will be terrible.



This!
Moving on.....