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

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Comment by Uncle John on February 18, 2019 at 9:21am
That pops, Derek! You make some good sounding and playing gits.
Comment by Derek Rose on February 17, 2019 at 8:45pm

I like to do zero frets since it saves time getting the nut slot perfect, especially on a 6. Pop rivets with the shanks turned around on each end make good trees with the screw eyes too. Here's a pop rivet tree: 

Comment by Uncle John on February 15, 2019 at 9:18pm

Thanks, Richard. 

Comment by Richard Sundberg on February 15, 2019 at 7:02pm

Now that is some good old common sense Uncle. I think I try that on the Partagus, the height is a bit high for picking.

Comment by Uncle John on February 12, 2019 at 7:29pm

That is a good method too, AGP.  I have used it a lot.   But it is easy to get the action too low or too high or uneven from bass side to treble side.  And often, I have still needed string guides.

Comment by AGP # on February 12, 2019 at 6:48pm

A good common sense method 'UJ', have done something similar on a few unfretted builds in the past using a bit of Brass Piano Hinge from my faithful old recycled Piano stock from a couple of years back, posted a new fretted build today using said Piano Hinge, but the actions bit high at the Nut end so will embed it deeper when time permits :-) 

Comment by Uncle John on February 12, 2019 at 5:37pm

Thanks, Nancy.   Thanks, Patrick.

Comment by Maddog on February 12, 2019 at 3:50pm

I haven't tried this......now I'm curious!

Comment by Nancy kat on February 12, 2019 at 11:00am
Like the demo U~John...good looking and You to hee hee...still no pictures!
Comment by Uncle John on February 12, 2019 at 10:04am

Thanks Dave and Danny.  Danny, it works well for fretless too.  I like my fretless string height low by the nut and a bit under a quarter inch at the 12th fret.  Then I can do some finger notes or chords.

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