No, really. Nuts. Guitar nuts.
Looking for a neck for a new build in my other thread, but having a tough time finding what I want. But then, I had a flash of inspiration.
The neck I've found closest is 24-inch scale (good), 4-string (good), bolt-on (meh, but I can make it work), bone nut (good), but it's unslotted (bad).
So my question is would it work to buy a slotted bone nut and cut it down to 4 strings?
Why can’t you make your own?
Not sure I have that skill set/patients.
I would say no. The spacing will not be right. Get some small triangular files & notch it.
OK, really don't want to, but I guess I gotta try cutting one.
Can someone point me to a good tutorial?
Google is your friend.
Ha ha James, I've been using the same flat pencil for over 25 years. 3 corner files may give a too-wide slot for some strings. some needle files will work and even a saw cut for others. But nut files are the best option.
If you don't fancy spending the cash on proper nut files, a set of nozzle cleaners is a cheap option. You effectively get a cheap set of tiny round files for not much cash.
Good luck :-)
Hi James ! some nut Bone stuff ! models for acoustic ,or DIY for cbg ,i agree whit Taffy about the file ,use only for the wounded string ,i say, for the others, i use a small metal saw, i gleu em whit componenten glue (mix),on to the neck slot, dril a small hole , for a safety (small) nail aswell to sequre! easy peesee ! done in a jippie ,you just need the stuff (Buy) otherwise use a soep BONE but it smells nasty if you cut it whit a saw ,but its cheap ! there are tricks to ,whit a dowel to get the right height !Good luck!