Does this look right?

Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by SoulSurfer, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. SoulSurfer

    SoulSurfer Strat-Talker

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    This is the nut on my new replacement Tele Acoustasonic. It feels as though the high E cut is falling off the fretboard.

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    This was the previous Tele Acoustasonic

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    Different, right? I may need to get the nut redone. Bummer, but the replacement one plays and feels way best.
     
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  2. StratSounds

    StratSounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, that’s very close to the edge. I’d be slipping off for sure.
     
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  3. SoulSurfer

    SoulSurfer Strat-Talker

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    Yup, for sure. I have a "date" with the fender luthier tomorrow at the store and they should resolve this. I DEFINIETLY don't wish to go through another replacement as this one seems to sound more "tonal" that the others - probably due to fresh Elixir strings.
     
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  4. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    It's hard to tell from the angle. Is the spacing inconsistent? Is it wider between the G-B and the B-e than between the rest of the strings?
     
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  5. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sometimes luthiers think they are doing you a favor by spreading the strings our. If you still have the factory nut, just as him or her to space the strings the same. Also, try to reposition the neck. If the luthier had the neck off, it may just need to be repositioned. Then if it’s no dice, have him replace the nut. There should be no charge to make him or her correct their mistake.
     
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  6. grritz

    grritz Still 17 between the ears Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah..this needs fixing. Uhhhh...now!
     
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  7. SoulSurfer

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    All should be revealed tomorrow.
     
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  8. SoulSurfer

    SoulSurfer Strat-Talker

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    Much better. The Fender authorized tech, moved the nut to left and reset (glued it. The left shot is the "before shot", Right is the now look. Feels much better even for a 1.5mm move.


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