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Dan Erlewine's Nut Making Step-By-Step

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Make a new nut like a pro! Dan's DVD makes a tricky job much easier. You'll see how to do professional work on Gibsons, Fenders and Martins, three very different types of nut work.

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This video lesson covers all of the information you'd get if you could train personally with Dan Erlewine in his repair shop. Nut making is bread-and-butter work for the professional shop, and getting it right makes your customers happy. Every bit as important as neck adjustments and fret work, it's a key part of every guitar setup.

The whole process is presented: removing the old nut, making a top-quality replacement nut, and final shaping, polishing and installation.

Adjusting the neck Tapping out the nut Scribing/heating/cutting the finish Analyzing and preparing the nut slot Choosing a nut blank Fitting a nut blank: techniques for Fender, Gibson and Martin Laying out the string spacing Lowering the slots Shaping, sanding and polishing Gluing the nut Finishing.

1 hour.

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These DVDs are not "region-specific," and are intended for worldwide use.

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Dan Erlewines Nut Making Step-By-Step
Dan Erlewine's Nut Making Step-By-Step
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5 5-31-2013
Years of Education in Hours

Another one of Dan's great works.

Joe from Northern VA  USA Read my reviews (2)
5 4-13-2013
Great Video!

This DVD shows a lot of information about nut-making! I have books about it, but it is nice to see the actual procedure in a video. For someone just getting started in this field, this and other videos you carry, really show how its done and have boosted my confidence in attempting this delicate work! Cheers!

Rockin' Mike Burton  Canada Read my reviews (22)
5 3-20-2013
Thanks Dan!

This video is long and to the point. Eliminate the "first time" frustration.

Fleer  Imperial, Mo. Read my reviews (29)
5 11-21-2012
Awesome DVD

Making and adjusting a nut is probably the most difficult part of repair. This DVD takes you step by step through the process. Great product as usual from Stew-Mac

Big Mike Griffin  LaVergne TN Read my reviews (3)
5 2-23-2012
Nut making DVD

What can you say. All of these DVDs should be viewed by every shop or guitar player that wants to do his/her own guitar work. Finally being able to watch a Pro do these jobs makes doing the job so much easier. Awesome awesome work for making these DVDs Dan Erlewine. You truely are a genius.

Ad Cole  Brisbane Australia Read my reviews (3)
5 12-17-2011
Go Dan!

Super DVD if you're interested in getting into nut work! You will go from novice to pro in nothing flat!

Wilmer Gingerich  Jamesport MO Read my reviews (76)
5 9-15-2011

I bought Dan"s nut making dvd and a vintage bone nut. 2 hrs. later I had a new nut on a 5 string jazz bass that was perfect. Thanks Dan!

M. Taylor  Plainfield,IN
4 4-06-2011

I usually pay $250 for a bone bridge and $150 for a bone saddle. Now I do it myself. This video is excellent to get started. Just remember Dan has been making these for a long time and makes it look easy, don't do your first one on your Martin! Well worth the money just to learn what they do with your guitar!

BigKahuna  Brownsville, OR. Read my reviews (2)
3 3-13-2011
great instructions, bad picture

Dan's Instructions on this DVD are fantastic, as always. You'll get all the information on nutmaking you need to become an expert with some practice and experience.
However, watching the DVD is very tiring because the camerawork is poor. Because of the subtle subject of the DVD, there's lots of closeups but most of the time the area in question is out of focus. You'll be trying to see what Dan is doing on the nut but it's the floral pattern of his shirt that's in focus. It's a nice shirt but I would prefer to see what he's doing with that file.

MoorMusic  Switzerland Read my reviews (44)
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