Arash -> RE: Nut width and Spacing at Nut (Jun. 16 2022 11:48:13)
Yes. Although some People have the opposite problem and push the 6th string off. The idea of the skinny nut is that it gives both strings room, however it always feels too cramped in the first position. I like the wide nut but with a bit of space on the treble side that is all, so I push the nut toward bass side. If your Sanchis is too skinny you can get a nut blank and make your own slots. Be careful how you do it, you don’t want strings to stick in the slot nor the slot be too deep which lowers the action at first fret too much. Remember if you make an error all is not lost, you can raise the nut with a shim underneath. Keep a good millimeter height from string to fingerboard or else the open strings buzz against the first fret.
First of all, yes I think I have the same issue. I always feel like I might slip away on the treble E. I just don't feel 100% "secure" with the 2 trebble string, plus in addition, I feel like its just too loose and moves up and down was too easy.
Thats the best way I can describe both issues. No issues with the Bass string. But also another issue could be that the original slots are kinda too deep, as you said. I mean look at this, here is a pic from the nut
My sanchis (1f extra) was made extra by the bros (with very low action and kinda better selected woods and all). I picked it up directly from them when they were in Germany years ago. The saddle is low. Here is a pic from the saddle.
and I assume they cut the slots of the nut quite deep to have it low "everywhere" so to say, not sure. Im really bad with luthiery stuff and never cared that much, until I noticed I feel like some things need to be adjusted.
Other than that, its a dream guitar. I want to keep it forever. I just need to make this setup kinda work perfectly for me.
The fretboard is 52mm. E to E right now is around 42.5mm
Yeah I don't have an issue even if a nut should fail. I have 3 nuts (lol), 2 without any notches (just blank) and one pre notched like this:
52 mm with E<>E: 44 mm
But I guess I should maybe do one from a blank with 45 mm and 9mm spacing and then do what you did (i.e. slide the nut slightly upwards) ?
Also, I guess thats a good video to do the nut?
I time stamped
Also I found this interesting (related to the treble E string issue), again time stamped
I bought this cheap 20 bucks set for doing the nut and all, I guess its enough for a non luthier like me who just wants to maybe use it once or twice
Would appreciate your overall thoughts on all of this.
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