#1
Hi there.

So, I have an old 80's guitar that I'm starting to upgrade, and therefore I've bought a new and better nut. The old one was pure plastic, baah!
Before installing it I just wanted to ask a question.

To make sure that the low and high e string wont be able to roll off to the side of the fretboard, when playing, are there then any measurements for this?? From what I can see on my other Les Pauls there are about 3,30mm, roughly, on both sides??

THANKS!
#2
String spacing at the nut is 36,2mm for a Gibson LP, 34,7mm for an Epiphone, and might be different for any given copy.

Just use the old nut as a template? It's actually more important that the slots are deep enough for the strings to sit in there safely.

You can get already slotted nuts that just need the bottom filed down a bit to sit at the correct height - much better option for amateurs, unless your guitar's original nut is a weird size and none of the available pre-cut sizes fit.
#3
Hi there TheQuailman.

Thanks for the reply, but it's not the E-e spacing or the string spacing itself I'm after.
I mean the measurement on where to placw the nut, sp that the low and high e doesn't roll off, when playing, for example, chords.
So I'm looking for the measurement from the start of the fretboard and till the low e slot and from the other side, the high e slot. I hope this makes sense?

THANKS!
#4
You should install the nut with out glue and string up and tune the guitar. Then you can fine tune the position and height before you glue it.
#5
Thanks, cav22s.

I planned to do that, if nothing else came up from this question.
So thanks, and I think I'll be doing that

I just thought that maybe there were some kind of measurement for it.. Well, maybe it just comes down to laying it out as you like it yourself

Cheers!