I’m nuts about Vintage Gibsons!

Vintage Les Paul Deluxe and SG Special

Vintage Les Paul Deluxe and SG Special

These two Vintage Gibsons came in, each needing a new nut.

The mid-1960s SG Special had a nut cut too low meaning that the unfretted strings were buzzing against the first fret. I replaced this with a nut made from bleached bone. I had to use an oversize blank as the person who previously replaced the nut had filed the slot a fraction of a millimetre too wide.  Like all my replacement nuts, it was a perfect fit, highly polished and gleaming.

The 1980 Les Paul Deluxe had a different problem. The original nut was cut with the top e slot too close to the fretboard edge, exacerbated by worn frets, which meant that it was easy for the string to slip off the fret. On the new nut, I moved the slot in about a millimetre which should make all the difference.

Both of these guitars are great to play and sound fantastic. Of course when testing them I’ve been knocking out Who riffs!


One Comment on “I’m nuts about Vintage Gibsons!

  1. Hi Steve. Was in touch with you a few years ago.
    Great-looking new site you’ve cobbled here mate. Had a top time looking round. I mean, who the hell wants to go the pub on a Friday night with stuff like this on interwebs?
    Would love to play those Gibsons.
    All the best mate

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