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Washburn General Forum => Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie => Topic started by: Eprater on November 12, 2017, 05:37:36 PM

Title: Washburn wa90ce nut installation
Post by: Eprater on November 12, 2017, 05:37:36 PM
     Anyone have any recommendations as to where I should get a good bone nut? I just got this guitar in and it came with plastic nuts. Also can't find anywhere to find the specs on my nut or saddle. I don't really want to take the chance of wrong measurement. If anyone knows where to find that information that would be very helpful as well.
Title: Re: Washburn wa90ce nut installation
Post by: YerDugliness on November 15, 2017, 10:08:27 AM
Contact Bob Colosi at

Bob is the one who usually answers the phone...he's a hands-on sort of guy!

He offers bone saddles, nuts, strap buttons, bridge pins and end pins...but can also craft those items from other materials, such as fossilized walrus tusk and (my favorite) West African Hard Ivory.

While it might be easy to think Bob could just make one from scratch, he'll likely need to have your current nut in hand, so I'd recommend sending him your current plastic nut to "replicate". I say "replicate" because he'll always provide the new bone "blank" slightly oversize (this allows a tech or luthier to custom fit it to the neck) so it will need to be shaved to size and have string slots appropriate for the string gauges you use added.  The regular routine is that the customer takes the guitar to a shop tech or a luthier for those services.

His prices are reasonable.  Good luck!


Dugly 8)