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Lowering and raising the 6th string tone regularly will wear the nut slut to different degrees depending on whether the nut is bone or some sort of plastic, especially if it is a steel string guitar. Too much wear and the string will develop fret buzz. A lead pencil rubbed into the nut slots makes for a great lube for the stings to slide across the nut ...


Scale length is the measurement from the guitar "bridge" (the bottom end of the guitar strings) to the guitar "nut" (at the top end of the the guitar strings) and is the most important thing to note when selecting strings. A normal guitar's scale length regardless of body size, is 25.5". Some guitars (like small bodied parlor guitars) have a scale length up ...

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