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I made a scalloped string nut

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by highwaycat, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. highwaycat

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    looks cool!
     
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    It's a decorative thing. If I recall correctly, it goes back all the way to german and spanish guitar makers in the early 19th century. I seem to recall that Gibson did it on one or two special models and NAMM show stuff. They're pretty, but their one downside is that it increases the chance of a nut slot, especially the low and high E's, of blowing out if they receive a sharp enough blow.
     
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    Somewhere I probably still have an old book on guitar building that shows a scalloped nut as the 'right' way to finish a nut.
    I'd never seen one until now but I like it.
     
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    Adrian Legg’s book?
     
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