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!
That's what I'm talking about. Thanks, BQ.
Grateful to all of you and Customer Service. Their answer, which corresponds with yours:
"The slotted nut has been replaced by the retainer. Lay that flush against the edge of the fretboard...
You fit the strings through the slots before you wind around the [tuners]. This will provided tension for the strings to remain securely on the Zero Fret."
Hi, this system I imagine is due to the tuner post being higher or as high as the fingerboard. It will I think put upward pressure on the spacer from the strings so secure it well. A slotted spacer would have downward pressure holding it firm.
Looking at it without the tuners, it would seem that way. But, with the tuners installed, the string holes are actually lower than the guide holes, so it does have downward pressure on the string guide? I think the angle of the pic is fooling your eyes, I’ll confess to taking a crappy picture & ask your forgiveness :)