Amateur builder, need advice.
I'm working on building a P bass from some parts I have laying around, but I want to buy a new Allparts neck for it. I have been advised that this neck does not come with a nut installed. The neck is unfinished, so I'll be putting on the clear coat myself, but I want to know at what point should I install the nut? I've done some reading as to how to install it, but I'm unsure when I should install it.
For example, should I install the nut onto the neck while off the body and then do all my clear coat work and final assembly?
Should I mock up the unfinished neck onto the body and install the nut when I can have string tension over it and then remove all the hardware and do my clear coat?
Or could I do my finish work while masking the nut slot and then install the nut right as I do my final assembly?
Thanks for any tips, this is the only thing holding me up from taking my next steps in the build.