Donovan Posted April 16, 2009 Report Share Posted April 16, 2009 I have this 98 American Std strat that I bought new back when I was a "kid" or at least when I cared less about my gear than I do now. I installed the LSR roller nut shortly after the purchase. I did not use the proper tools, but rather went to town with a simple woodworking file. The result is jagged, rough edges. Although I do feel I get a tuning benefit from the nut (and I'd never remove it from my main guitar which came with it OEM installed, I also have a suspicion that the the LSR roller nut kills off some sustain. As you know if you've ever had one of these, the LSR roller nut requires widening the nut slot. I'm not sure of the exact width of the new slot, but I'd say it is somewhere between 2X and 3X the width of a stock nut. Lately, I've been wanting to return this guitar to a more classic look and functionality, reversing many of the things (abuse) I've subjected it to in the past. The biggest eyesore for me is the shoddy installation job I've done on the LSR nut. So, my question is, before I go calling around, is it reasonable to think that a decent luthier could fashion a new nut made of bone (or some other material, suggestions)? Again, the slot is 2X to 3X wider than "normal". I would expect the slot to be "cleaned up", preferably by machine, as well, further oversizing it. Thanks for your help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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