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Old 09-06-2010, 12:46 AM
Berti Berti is offline
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Default nut width comparision chart inch/ mm?

does someone know ( or might be willing to put together) about a chart that states the trad nut sizes from really narrow up to really wide, in inch and its matching mm?
it would come in very handy for me to have a look as not a lot of sites do tell the mm (I am dutch, thats why, and I would like a change from my 1 11/16)
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:14 AM
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mm = inch x 25.4

The table is listed as "code" to allow formatting

Code:

Inch            	mm	         mm 
                                   (high precision)
2                       50.8	        50.80
1 15/16              	49.2	        49.21
1 7/8         	        47.6	        47.63
1 13/16              	46.0	        46.04
1 3/4                 	44.5	        44.45
1 11/16              	42.9	        42.86
1 5/8                 	41.3	        41.28
1 9/16                	39.7	        39.69
1 1/2                 	38.1	        38.10
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:02 AM
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there is 1 23/32 too, which is 43.65mm. I've seen Bourgeois guitars with this nut width, not sure if there is any other company which uses it too.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:22 AM
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fabulous! Thanks a lot, this is of much help so now I know what guidelines to use....will keep that handy!
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:33 AM
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To convert any factional number to its metric equivalent;
first change the fraction to a decimal (23/32 = divide 23 by 32 = .72)
then multiply by the conversion (1 inch = 2.54 cm or 1 inch = 25.4 mm)

1 1/2" = 1.5" X 25.4 = 38.1 mm
1 23/32" =1 (23 ÷ 32 = .72) = 1.72" X 25.4 = 43.69 mm
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:49 AM
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Mike Baranik uses 1 25/32" (45.24mm), which is spot on comfortable for me.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:16 AM
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Of course the conversions can get a little messy when going back and forth from certain listed figures.

For example, if a builder lists his/her standard nut width as 45mm (not at all unusual, by the way), this would convert in inches to something like 1 99/128. (And even that is not an exact conversion.)

So sometimes it's better in doing these conversions to forgo ultimate precision, and just settle for something in the nearest ballpark.

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Old 09-06-2010, 10:20 AM
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Remember that string spacing at the nut is as important (if not more) and that there is no standard.


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