A cheap, easy and effective way to get low string action (height above the fret board) and hold the strings in place.

Singing part of a fun song by Dan Reeder.

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Comment by Danny Gordon on February 12, 2019 at 2:05am

good looking and good sounding git Unc I like that zero fret idea

Comment by Dave Lynas on February 11, 2019 at 10:37pm

That’s a good looker Unc. Very clean. Nice wood.

Comment by Uncle John on February 11, 2019 at 3:40pm

Thanks, Ambrose.  Lucky for me that my relic style builds are pretty cheap.  This was actually a relic rebuild.   The bit of song is from Dan Reeder.  Lots of his fun, funny and quirky stuff on youtube.

Not me, Andries!  If I had a good brain, I would have tried that method long ago.

Comment by Andries D. EKER on February 11, 2019 at 2:20pm

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on February 11, 2019 at 12:52pm
Simple and effective with a nice tune to finish off your useful top tip. All my money, all my money, will be gone... if I continue purchasing things for my CBG habit.
Comment by Uncle John on February 11, 2019 at 12:30pm

Thanks and LOLs guys.

Comment by Dave Lynas on February 11, 2019 at 11:50am

Nice how to Unc. I just put a nut behind the zero fret and make deep notches in the nut making a string retainer. Then I realized that if I slot the nut to the desired depth for low action why have a fret there? So now I just put deep slots in my nut. That way I don’t get screwed. :*)

Comment by Jim Morris on February 11, 2019 at 11:24am

Good info Unc! Good little song too.

Comment by RTZGUITARS on February 11, 2019 at 11:10am

Zero fret you cant play with no frets. everything can be done with duct tape wire ties and eye hooks.

Comment by Uncle John on February 11, 2019 at 10:34am

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