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gpconway 05-28-2015 04:00 PM

Parlor Guitar Nut
Looking for suggestions. I just bought a 1937 Slingerland Maybell College Pal parlor guitar and need to replace the nut. I'd prefer buying a slotted nut, since I don't have nut files or experience in cutting slots. Please let me know where I might be able to buy a bone nut. Thanks!
Neck: 1 7/8"
E to E spacing: 1.5"
Nut slot: 1/4" wide

AcornHouse 05-28-2015 04:34 PM
You could have Bob Colosi make one for you.

gpconway 05-28-2015 04:46 PM

Unfortunately, I don't think Bob slots the nuts he makes. Thanks for the suggestion, though. George

slide496 05-28-2015 07:48 PM

You might try and ask if they can make one for you. They are at least familiar with the instrument.

I have vintage parlors and have found that the parts are hard to come buy so I bought broken guitars on ebay and stripped them for parts. Tuners are easier to come by there should you need them.

Good luck

AcornHouse 05-28-2015 07:50 PM

Stewmac sells slotted nuts, but I don't see an that will match your specs.

With that age guitar, finding a match is going to be tough. A cheap set of needle files and a bone blank might be the best you can do without taking it to a luthier.

dhalbert 05-28-2015 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by slide496 (Post 4510486)
You might try and ask if they can make one for you. They are at least familiar with the instrument.

Do you mean

redir 05-29-2015 06:37 AM

Even if it's preslotted it's going to require additional work to fit it properly. Isn't there a local repairman you can take it to?

AcornHouse 05-29-2015 06:59 AM

Is the current nut missing or broken? Or just slots too deep? If so, you could always shim up the nut.

gpconway 05-29-2015 07:51 AM

Good suggestion. I contacted a local repairman who will do a much better job without a significant jump in cost. Thanks. George

slide496 05-29-2015 03:44 PM

Yes dhalburt thanks for the correction

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