Loose nut!

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Loose nut!

Post: # 2502Post dberch
Mon May 25, 2020 9:45 pm

Greetings, Collings lovers! Changing strings on my D1A and the nut came loose. Assuming it's ok to glue it in. Is wood glue OK to use? Just a drop...


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Re: Loose nut!

Post: # 2503Post Frank Sanns
Tue May 26, 2020 3:11 am

It is quite fine to let the nut on a guitar float. No need to glue. Just be sure the bottom of the nut and the bottom of the groove are cleaned out of any old glue or debris and are nice and flat.

Some builders and guitar owners like the nut glued in while others just rely on string tension to hold it in place.

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Post: # 2529Post elambo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:20 pm

I'm also of the opinion that a fully glued-in nut is overkill (not to mention a potential issue for future repairs), though I prefer some degree of adhesion. A small drop of glue is enough to make me happy and rattle-free. As long as the contact point is solid, as Frank mentioned, and free of old glue or anything that could prevent the nut from making perfect contact with the neck.

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