nut material

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mfortin, Jul 1, 2020.


  1. mfortin

    mfortin Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2019
    Quebec
    What are the sound effects or advantages of the material at nut: bone, brass, ebony?
     
  2. rwkeating

    rwkeating

    Oct 1, 2014
    Chicago
    none
    Not sure, but it since it applies to open strings, I like a zero fret where the nut doesn't matter sound wise. That way the open string sounds as close as possible to the fretted strings. On fretless, I like it if the nut is the same material as the fingerboard.
     
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  3. mfortin

    mfortin Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2019
    Quebec
    Is it purely esthetic or it makes a sound difference on a fretless?
     
  4. rwkeating

    rwkeating

    Oct 1, 2014
    Chicago
    none
    Well on fretless I might be over thinking it, but I certainly wouldn't want a big fat brass nut on a fretless.
     
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