help slotting 8 string nut/bridge

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jordan_frerichs, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    i need to find a good way to accurately slot the nut and bridge of the 8 string i'm working on.
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Did you figure this out? I just did this on Saturday on my "quick-n-dirty" 8-string conversion. Granted, I wasn't very scientific about it, but I spaced the primary strings first, leaving enough room for the E octave string, then I fit the octave strings into the space left over. Make sense? Basically, think of it as slotting a regular four-string nut in an offset position, and the octave strings the same way on the other side.

    Graphics would help, I'm sure, but I don't feel inclined to break out MS Paint right now...