#1
I got a really cheap cheap beginner guitar as a gift and the nut broke and now high e string is loose and falling off. how hard is it to change the nut and what kind should I get?
#3
it's not hard.

buy a precut nut made for the style guitar you own. they sell them at musicans friend and so on.

measure the size, to get the best one for you, but leave the old nut in, until the new nut arrives.

once you have it, then remove the strings and score (cut the edges of the old nut).
then tap out the nut with a screwdriver and light hammer.

use a blow dryer if you feel excess glue is holding it in place.

now tape a sheet of sand paper to a table. hold the new nut up to the empty spot.
mark on the nut, on the flat bottom and side edge, any filing that is needed to get the nut to fit snug in the space.

if needed, rub the nut onto the sandpaper to file until the pencil mark.
check often, to ensure you dont over file.

use glue and secure the nut in place, letting it dry before restringing.

make sure the thicker nut slots are on the low string side.

slight filing might be needed if the cuts are too thin but DONT over file the cuts.
and make sure the cuts are higher on the fretboard side as compared to the headstock side.
Jenneh

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#5
^yeah that's probably another way of saying, "when you dont need a locking nut". which you dont.


there are strat style and gibson style precut nuts.

you need to find dimensions on the page where you're buying the nut, and then measure ur old one, and compare to get the closest possible.
Jenneh

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