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4 hours ago, merciful-evans said:

 

 I suppose that would make a case for headless tuners. I don't think of it of critically important. 

My point is that the nut is more than a fixed point for the string scale. It also has the function of channeling/directing the string to its anchor point. The string under tension is  resistant to a sharp break angle, but we need the downward angle to allow the string to vibrate freely. The additional sideways pull of a Gibson style headstock creates a compound break angle which is now spoiling the alignment through the straight nut slot and creating additional sideways tension against it. That is less efficient and arguably more likely to contribute to binding.

 

Because a nut slot should never be straight.  A nut slot should be width of gauge at the fretboard side, and fanned on the t00ner side, probably width and a half or so.  If the nut is cut right the string stops at the fretboard edge and has room to move either direction as it leaves the nut with no binding and no effect on tuning.  The nut should also slope very slightly away from the fretboard edge to account for string trees and the like.   Even Fedners should do this.  I don't know why that is not as well known or done, but that's how it should be.

Mine aren't.  lolz

Well, one or two are.

rct

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1 hour ago, rct said:

 

Because a nut slot should never be straight.  A nut slot should be width of gauge at the fretboard side, and fanned on the t00ner side, probably width and a half or so.  If the nut is cut right the string stops at the fretboard edge and has room to move either direction as it leaves the nut with no binding and no effect on tuning.  The nut should also slope very slightly away from the fretboard edge to account for string trees and the like.   Even Fedners should do this.  I don't know why that is not as well known or done, but that's how it should be.

Mine aren't.  lolz

Well, one or two are.

rct

Yes it should slope off at the back.. that way there is no nut edge it just falls away..  Sorta like this

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I think I've just lost the will to live💀

I cite zero point accuracy, moving goalposts, split hairs, irrelevance, and the worst of all... loyalty to a dying cause!

I have. I have just lost the will to live💀💀

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There is another post in the Gibson forum "lounge" about  Cozart guitars;  the 12-string has even been reviewed by Premiere Guitar.

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27136-bottom-feeder-cozart-12-string-s-style

 

A search on google found no Cozart website, but instead the angelfire internet service, with guitar kits of unassembledunfinished  wood pieces.

http://cozartguitars.angelfire.com/

 

A disturbing review of angelfire  describes it as an abandoned product.

 https://www.sitebuilderreport.com/angelfire-review

 

To quote  Cozart.angelfire:  "Our kits relic the best guitars of the day.  Gibson, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Martin to name a few." 

The word "relic " (a noun) is used as a verb.  See for yourself the meaning of relic  (the verb) as used about guitars.

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/217329/relic-as-a-verb-why-the-spelling-relicing-reliced

 

Could this be an example of why Gibson sends out a warning to copycats?  You may see Fender, Paul Reed Smith, and Martin join in.

 

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