Hi, newbie on the site, joined to ask this question. I've built a dozen CBGs/lunchbox guitars from scratch with bone/corian nuts, and I've been tasked to put two Gitty kits together to see if they'll work for our kids. This one's got me stymied - if this is the nut that goes with the Bento Box Uke kit, how do you use it? Strings through the holes, lop off the narrow part to access the slots, or....? Gittylele instructions are packaged w/ the Bento Box Uke. Ostensibly the build's the same with different tops, but this doesn't seem to resemble the Gittylele nut, can't find this covered in the stringing directions, and I need to connect some dots. Timing the build from beginning-to-end for possible class use, so want to be accurate  (If this isn't the nut, then I'm missing a nut and don't know what this is, LOL.) TIA!  

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Hi, could it be a string spacer due to there being a zero fret nut? Strange design tho.
Taff

Thanks, Taff! Spent more time trying to figure this out than it prolly takes to build. Hoping someone will point out an obvious answer, I'll go Doh! and will be on my way.

Yes, that is a string guide. The Bento box employs a Zero-fret, so the Nut is the Zero-fret? 

In this kit  PICTURE .. "D" would be your nut . 

IM NOT SURE WHAT YOU HAVE THERE . 

That’s the new one Pick, it has the square holes to match the square sound holes? You could totally cut the top down to replicate a nut tho?

It seems the kit has changed  from the pic i posted . and is now zero fret  design .. 

so your  first fret is your nut .  and   that piece keeps the strings inline behind it . 

yup BQ . lol.. I just realized that ,  but thanks for the assist . ;-)

Eeeeeee - Taff nailed it - thanks also TAP and BrianQ. I really could use a visual of how this is supposed to go. Haven't done a zero fret design yet, don't want to guess. My comment for the suggestion box would be for a dedicated set of instructions for Bento Box Uke, please!

Here’s what instructions in mine say about it?

FYI- it’s best to contact CBGITTY support directly, they have somebody that takes care of kits who will walk you through any problems? Looks like yours came with wrong instructions? :)

Hi agian, it may be the camera angle, but in BQs photo of the nut spacer the holes look too high. Keep in mind that they also need to allow downward pressure of the strings onto the zero fret giving a break angle to prevent buzzing. Just a thought. Apologies if I'm wrong.
Taff

Thanks again, Taff! Thank you, Brian - just deleted everything. I did try to reach cust serv last week but think they were out on Fri. Also tried FB. You've all been great - when I get an answer will let you all know.

Gonna take me awhile to get the hang of this. Best to all.

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