3: Find the nuts that are your length or slightly longer (we make them a bit longer to sand for final finish. 4: Now, out of those nuts, find the correct thickness (or slightly over) and height (or slightly over) 5: If you are buying a slotted nut, measure your current string spacing and find something close to yours.
The nut can look much better if the slots are from 1/2 to the full diameter of the strings, all corners are well rounded and smoothed and the nut is finished well. None of that directly affects the performance of the nut or the sound of the instrument, but there are aesthetic considerations in all parts of the mandolin, so the appearance of the nut is as important as we want it to be.
the RATLIFF MANDOLINS website. 2018 marks the 36th year we've been building mandolins. Each mandolin is completely hand made to old world standards of craftsmanship. Over 1150 mandolins have been built and shipped to satisfied customers all over the world. Feel free to contact me and we'll discuss building one for you.
Leader Banjo Co Top Nut Blank in Natural Bone A natural bone top nut blank for replacing the top nut on Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin etc. Approx. Dimensions Length: 55mm (2.1653") Width: 6mm (.2362") Height: 10mm (.3937")Please Note: This is a 'Blank' that will need to be filed, sanded and cut to fit your instrument.
Adjusting Action on Mandolins . Action is a term frequently used to describe the height of the strings above the frets and an instruments playability. Over time certain elements can affect the action of a mandolin, making it harder to play or degrading the quality of sound and clarity. Things That Can Effect Playability. Wear in Nut or Saddle slots
New Spec Eastman MD615 with block inlays. Pro set up included and hard case included.
You can adjust height to improve fret clarity at 12th fret, 13th, 14th, etc., and above. Note that most musicians like lower action and usually do not want to raise the strings higher. The mandolin in the photo above does not have a compensated bridge.