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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:56 pm 
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Hi all,

I recently bought an Epiphone Sheraton, and have done all the things you expect to do with an inexpensive production guitar: fret dress, replace bad switches. But the nut. I was planning to cut a bone nut in any case, but the production nut sits oddly on the neck.

I am new to electrics, and Epiphones in general. But is it normal for the nut to be twice the width of the landing it sits on?

Next question: when i cut the new nut, should I
1) copy the existing one, and put a shim underneath where the space is now, or
2) get a file and drop the entire landing down to the lowest point, and carve a taller nut, or
3) create a nut with a base shaped like the existing landing?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:11 pm 
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I do not think that is the original nut. For the new nut I might take option 4, make a new nut the width of the existing landing.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 pm 
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I agree with Brian, that's not the original nut.
Make a new one and match the width and angle of the existing landing.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Not original... And I notice the bottom shelf is angled. You'll need a Martin style nut blank, or cut one from bone being careful to match the angle on the bottom.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm 
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Thanks, folks. Option 4 it shall be.

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