$375

Learn how to make a Bone Nut for your Guitar

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Sonoma County Guitarworks

3091 Eastman Lane

Petaluma, CA 94952

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From removing your original nut to the final polish on your new one, you’ll learn how to make a bone nut like the pros.

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One of the most common guitar upgrades is to swap a bone nut for the inferior plastic nut which often comes on the guitar from the factory. This relatively minor upgrade provides a greater tone, more durability and more stable tuning.

In this one-day workshop, we will discuss the main functions of the guitar string nut, talk about the most common mistakes when making one, and go over how to make a perfect bone nut step-by-step. The process can be challenging, and mistakes will happen, but you will learn a solid methodology, and will be given individual attention throughout the process.

We will cover the following:

• String nut function, materials and general considerations when replacing one.

• String nut removal process and common challenges, finish concerns and repair.

• Nut slot truing and sizing.

• Proper squaring, sizing and fitting of the nut blank to the slot.

• String layout and proper spacing.

• String slot depth parameters and proper cutting/sizing of slots.

• Final shaping and polishing to a mirror shine.

• Type and amount of adhesive used to keep the nut in the slot.

Spend the day making a shiny, scratch-free nut for your own guitar or bass that stays in tune and plays great!

FEE: $375 Full payment is due at the time of sign-up

REGISTER: Online here. For more info and to sign up, stop by or call us at the shop: 415-865-5424.

What our students are saying...

“The nut making workshop was a wonderful learning experience - I never felt rushed or over my head, and the results far exceeded my expectation. I would absolutely recommend the workshop to anyone who is looking to further their understanding of guitar repair.” - Luke D.

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