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Old 05-28-2015, 05:00 PM
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Default 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
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:34 PM
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http://www.guitarsaddles.com
You could have Bob Colosi make one for you.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:46 PM
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Chris,
Unfortunately, I don't think Bob slots the nuts he makes. Thanks for the suggestion, though. George
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:48 PM
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You might try vintagebluesguitar.com 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
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:50 PM
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Stewmac sells slotted nuts, but I don't see an that will match your specs. http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and..._Bone_Nut.html

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.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:00 PM
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You might try vintagebluesguitar.com and ask if they can make one for you. They are at least familiar with the instrument.
Do you mean http://vintageparlorguitars.com?
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:37 AM
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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?
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:59 AM
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Is the current nut missing or broken? Or just slots too deep? If so, you could always shim up the nut.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:51 AM
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Redir,
Good suggestion. I contacted a local repairman who will do a much better job without a significant jump in cost. Thanks. George
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:44 PM
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Yes dhalburt thanks for the correction
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