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How to fit a preshaped nut on a guitar

Issue 178 November 22, 2012

Tips for fitting a shaped and slotted nut. Dan Erlewine tries a preshaped nut in his own Fender Strat: it's so easy "it's almost like cheating!"
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkSanding the nut bottom radius.
  • checkmarkBalancing the bridge saddles with the nut.
  • checkmarkThickness-sanding the nut.
  • checkmarkFinal shaping/buffing: tapes that protect the finish.
  • checkmarkUsing shellac instead of glue.

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