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Author Topic: Cowboy Luthier  (Read 1207 times)

Offline Hucbald

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Cowboy Luthier
« on: April 25, 2008, 04:37:52 PM »
Just for giggles, I popped the stock nut off, took the ivory nut off of my 1979 Anthony Murray... and put it on the Parker.  It might LOOK funny, but it now sounds perfect.  The string spacing is the same, but the neck width of the Murray is 2.0" versus 1.85" for the Parker.

My friend Mark has the stock nut, and he's going to make two of the correct dimensions for me, one in TUSC and the other in graphite.  You may remember I had him order those blanks when I first got the Nylon Fly.  We're not going to try to duplicate the shape, in fact, we're duplicating this Anthony Murray-made nut, just in the proper width for the Parker, and with straight string channels (Murray's nut has the traditional angled channels for classical guitar headstocks).

If this wasn't a real ivory nut made by a luthier who's now passed on, I'd probably just file the sides to width and be done with it.  LOL!

OK, back to having fun playing this beauty.


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