The mahogany guitar gets its nut cut and shaped. This processed cow bone gets sawed down into strips and one large enough gets shaped and fitted to the nut slot. The nut will get final shaping and slotting after the guitar is strung up and left under tension for a week. Until then, it will set in the nut slot and have only slight slots filed. This allows the tension of the strings to pull the neck and body into its equilibrium.
Custom, hand-built guitars and mandolins, restoration, repair and consignment for collectors and Bluegrass and acoustic musicians by Chris Oliver in Springfield, Illinois.
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