Looking  for ideas on supporting a nut from the back side on a scarf joint other than grooving out a notch for the nut to fit into.

Seems I saw a pic of a build once where their was some support behind the nut on the tuner side so it was supported from the front on the fretboard end and back

Thanks

Views: 264

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I saw one someplace( sorry looked at so many videos and pictures) where the bone or ivory nut had  2-3 countersunk screws into the fretboard from the tuner side. Also saw some where the head had a piece of wood laminated and shaped like the head. The nut was resting between that and the fretboard. Hope that helps. BTW that's what I'm doing on my build.

I found the picture for the nut between the fretboard and head veneer. This is from "ADVANCED CIGAR BOX GUITAR BUILDING GUIDE" a free download. I know this is probably late, but for future reference.

Attachments:

I found the picture for the nut between the fretboard and head veneer. This is from "ADVANCED CIGAR BOX GUITAR CONSTRUCTION GUIDE" a free download.

I've been using a bolt/screw for a nut on my CBG's for awhile now. I use a half-round file to make a groove for the screw. I usually add a drop of super glue so it doesn't fall off when changing strings.

Gluing or screwing a piece of wood in front of the nut is a good idea and usually looks better.

Hi,

My name is Jerry and I'm a nut. Self-supporting, but I have been on the dole too, as well...yeah it seems a bit of wood behind the nut, clamped n glued would do the trick...I personally like a big zero fret unless I'm going for higher action at the nut.,.,,.best wishes on those new builds......

I’m not sure, but are you describing the support in my pic?  If so it is a CB Gitty product.  By the way, this is more of a string placement, because the “nut” is a fret, a zero fret.  

That's very similar to the one I was describing, but it was bone or plastic and the screws were countersunk.

They have those at guitar fetish if you’re not feeling adventurous?

https://www.guitarfetish.com/Floyd-Rose-Headstock-String-Retainer-B...

Hi Brent, lots of good ideas here. Most of the time I just glue my bone or ebony nuts up against the end of the fingerboard and the surface of the peghead. Never had an issue, may not work in every situation but when I do use it, it works fine.

Taff

Agreed

Yup . . . that almost always works. No need to reinvent the wheel on this.

I generally use a zero fret, but glue a bone or plastic nut against the end of the fingerboard for use as a string guide.

Prior to the gluing, test fit the nut both for width and string spacing. Then, file the string slots deep enough that they're right at fingerboard level. A couple drops of super glue and you're good to go.

It's quick, simple, and effective.

As a side question, can you use a fretted bridge as a nut????

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

We build guitars

Started by Wal Callaby in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Blind Doughboy 1 hour ago. 19 Replies

Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 11 hours ago. 17 Replies

Fretless cbg

Started by Caleb D Bennett in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans yesterday. 3 Replies

One Finger Lesson: Take Me Home Country Roads - VIDEO & TAB

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Chuck otto yesterday. 2 Replies

Box fiddle #1

Started by Gervase Gallant in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Gervase Gallant on Monday. 6 Replies

Nut and #1 fret spacing.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Monday. 2 Replies

Zero fret/nut idea

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Sunday. 8 Replies

Rescued ss can.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Saturday. 15 Replies

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Mike Parker Jun 20. 24 Replies

Blog Posts

A Tale of Two Ukes

Posted by Poorness Studios on June 25, 2019 at 10:00am 1 Comment

Adventures in headstock-making

Posted by Sean Murphy on June 15, 2019 at 4:41pm 2 Comments

site bugs

Posted by the anonymous pick on June 13, 2019 at 8:05pm 6 Comments

Cheesecake Banjolele

Posted by James Matthews on May 21, 2019 at 7:14pm 3 Comments

Latest Activity

Uncle John commented on Dave Nyberg's photo
Thumbnail

Build 003

"Nice clean look."
15 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Dave Nyberg's photo
Thumbnail

Build 003

"It looks good.  I think player's side sound holes improve the sound and experience for…"
15 minutes ago
Richard Sundberg commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Cigar Box Guitar/Surfing The Partagas Blues

"Thanks Dave! I used the chroma feature on Filmmaker Pro for the effect, at least it worked this…"
16 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Spencer Lockhart's photo
Thumbnail

Ebony Maduro

"Great looking guitar. I especially like the way the sound hole grid looks like the fret board."
17 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on John Welsh's photo
Thumbnail

My Licence plate CBG.

"Very nice LPG and a fitting back ground."
18 minutes ago
Blind Doughboy replied to Wal Callaby's discussion We build guitars
"Agree 100% There is a lot of hype that comes from guitar companies . . . just like there's a…"
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Fiddle Thing

"Thanks Richard. Ya, I have to reboot almost every time I use the FM app. It freezes when I try to…"
2 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner posted a discussion

WELCOME To the 30 sum new members from yesterday

My inbox sounded like a fire alarm from all the new members(30) UK, CANADA, CHECK REPUBLIC, MEXICO,…See More
3 hours ago
Murray Macleod left a comment for Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner
"Cheers ... glad to be here !"
4 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for Josh Dimmick
"Welcome to the hood! You will have a wealth of resources for any stage in your journey. Plans,…"
4 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for Murray Macleod
"Welcome to the asylum!"
4 hours ago
Eero Tapani Lehtinen liked Dave Lynas's photo
5 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->