nut materials

Orpheo

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for a while, we've been stuck with bone, tusq/graphite, corian and some metals as materials for nuts. Why dont we guitarplayers use wood nuts? on a violin, they use an ebony nut. why cant a guitar have a wooden nut? I ask this, because I've been thinking about making a nut, made out of some leftover pieces ziricote.
 

kboman

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Well as long as it's a durable piece of wood, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Custom builders use all kind of nut materials, including wood (I've seen padauk and ebony myself).
 

Multifruit

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But the violin strings aren't as thin as the guitar's. The high e-string will cut through the wood bit by bit i think, but if you choose very hard wood, it could work.
 

Orpheo

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Multifruit said:
But the violin strings aren't as thin as the guitar's. The high e-string will cut through the wood bit by bit i think, but if you choose very hard wood, it could work.

true. but I've cut a piece of ziricote, and a piece of graphtech nut, and the latter is much more 'workable' than the wood...
 
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