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Quickstep192 03-30-2020 07:22 PM

Removing nut without damaging finish
 
I want to change the nut on my Guild F-412

It looks like the headstock was finished after the nut was installed. I can see just a little bit of a fillet of finish where the peg head veneer meets the nut.

How can I remove the nut without chipping the finish?

mirwa 03-30-2020 07:32 PM

You have to razor blade the edges of the nut, so you have a break here point for the finish

Steve

tadol 03-30-2020 11:15 PM

A utility knife with a fresh blade is easy -

Portland Guitar 04-07-2020 11:46 PM

We like to use an exacto knife with a freshblade. Lay a piece of tape down so you have an edge to follow.


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