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  • Are all guitars that come with a plastic nut junk??

    Call me crazy....and maybe I am wrong...but any electric I have ever owned that came with a plastic nut stock....was junk. Is this always the case? Or just a common factor of low end guitars?


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    most of my guitars have plastic. corian (Gibson), tusq(Fender CIJ), cyclovak(fender AVRI) its all great plastic nut material. Bone might be best but I cant say that. 

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    • #3

      Not necc. Bone or or some other synthetic bonelike material is a nice upgrade and even brass has its merits, but plastic will do the job just fine if its done right. The plastic nut on my D28 is still functioning perfectly since 1985. The saddle was upgraded to bone the last fret job because it was simple and easy to do, but there was really no reason to go to the expense and trouble to redo the nut.

       

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        It's all about the cut. Lower-end guitars are going to cut corners on setups and nut-cutting, otherwise more people would not be able to tell the difference between a cheap import and an expensive MIA.
        Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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        • Pine Apple Slim
          Pine Apple Slim commented
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          Yep. ^. Thats gettin down to the nut cuttin right there as my grandpaw used to say.

           


        • Presc
          Presc commented
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          kayd_mon wrote:
          It's all about the cut. Lower-end guitars are going to cut corners on setups and nut-cutting, otherwise more people would not be able to tell the difference between a cheap import and an expensive MIA.

          Agreed.  My G&L has a plastic nut - but it's obviously well cut as the guitar can go through hours of rehearshal and stay in complete tune.  I inititally through it would be something I would change, but I can't argue with the functionality and that plastic nut has stayed for 8+ years.


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        Dr. Scottie C wrote:

        Call me crazy....and maybe I am wrong...but any electric I have ever owned that came with a plastic nut stock....was junk. Is this always the case? Or just a common factor of low end guitars?


        Gibson and Fender and most electric guitars come stock with a plastic nut of some sort.  I change most of mine out but the nut that came stock on my Gibson Studio Lite sounded so good, with great sustain and harmonics, that I saw no reason.

        "Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you're listening. Playing the piano ['guitar'] allows you to do both at the same time." -Kelsey Grammer

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        • #6

          no

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            Dr. Scottie C wrote:

            Call me crazy....and maybe I am wrong...but any electric I have ever owned that came with a plastic nut stock....was junk. Is this always the case? Or just a common factor of low end guitars?


            That's nuts! :smiley-music027:

            One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

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            • Mad Tele
              Mad Tele commented
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              the only guitars that come with a bone nut stock are very high end or custom shop.  

               

              so the op is saying about 90% of all guitars are crap, including all of Fender AVRI and Custom Shops, all USA Gibsons etc; lol



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