Ibanez RGT42DXQM Brass Nut Carve
Another fun project at South Austin Guitar Repair. This Ibanez RG is absolutely stunning. figured quilt top in my personal favorite translucent green finish. An all, around beauty. And yet, this slice of perfection had grown a nasty problem.
The owner of this guitar switched tunings frequently enough to have worn the plastic nut so far down, playing an open string in standard tuning would fret out at the first fret. It was decided that a brass nut would be the most dense material able to stand the abrasion of the strings tightening and loosening over and over and last for years to come.
After obtaining the right brass stock at a local metal stock yard, it only took a little sawing, rasping and sanding to get the nut to shape take and some quick measurements for the proper height and string spacing and viola! Brass Nuts!