I have knocked out a good few nuts in my time as a luthier in london for all those years but these MIM nuts are so tightly and heavily glued in it's a nightmare trying to get them out. i knocked the nut out and part of the headstock came with it but thankfully i made the break near invisible with some overspray nitro and a good hand polishing! the break was very clean though. never have i played such a nice telecaster in all my days! wow this thing is very very nice indeed, it sounds incredible plays even better (tall narrow frets my fave) i don't care about my blunders at all i just love this guitar so much it's an incredible tele, white 1ply no bevel guard just spoke to me it's classy. more pics and a full jam with this guitar soon!