This one was a pain in my backside - seemed like something went wrong almost every step, compounded by my trying a bunch of new things on it.

I was prepared for the final result to be terrible, but it came out great - sounds lovely (has kind of a dulcimer-like sound) and is super comfy in the hand.

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Comment by Art Prior on July 15, 2019 at 8:42am

Its always great when a troublesome build comes out so nice------looks real good! I think the slots look good, all the same and do just what they are supposed to. Art

Comment by Sean Murphy on July 10, 2019 at 8:59am

Correct - I don't have nut-slot files so I use my triangle file to cut the slots, so it's a "V" shape. I also curve them back up towards the pegs so the strings don't have a hard bend over the nut, but a slightly gentler curve. 

I've thought about picking up a set of those faux-nut-slot-files (I think they're actually gas jet cleaners) but am on the fence about it. The current system works, but it's not the most lovely...

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 10, 2019 at 2:42am

Lonman , I thought the same thing , till upon closer inspection , they are  "  V notched",  so it just looks   (is) wider at the top , but tight at the contact point.

Comment by Lonman on July 9, 2019 at 9:09pm

wow, thats a looker. Outside of the large nut slots, it looks great. Are the nut slots really that big or is it a mirage and did it effect the sound?

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 6, 2019 at 12:03am

That's an impressive looking build . good stuff. 

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