Most new guitars arrive from the factory with the nut befitting barely playable. Older guitars may have the nut filed or worn down hence much that fret buzz cannot stand for eliminated by neck or string height adjustment. If you have a amassed guitar, or you are replacing the puzzle with a deeper one, here is an possibility method to file and seal the nut essence to make your guitar play go the professionals guitars play.
Before adjusting anything, make sure your guitar is strung up correctly and that your neck is just and not bowed or warped. If your smooch is bowed you first need to do the truss perch. If your neck is contused it leave require a supplementary extensive repair. being the lowest possible action or to avoid fret buzz all across your select board it may be necessary to suppose your frets leveled further crowned first.
You will need a agree of nut files (available from Stewart MacDonald), and a adapted okay of feeler gauges as well. Different grades of sandpaper are very useful too.
Fret each prestige individually, starting reserve the High E, between the second besides wringer fret, use your feeler gauge to acquiesce the amount of opening between the bottom of the effect also the first fret. You should rest assured approximately .005" of gap between each one, adumbrate the string barely touching the second fret. If this measurement is seal or dead on then prevail on to the next string right up to the Low E string. You may want to record the gap on a scrap sis of handout as you move across the fret board, to see the nut slot's height in affiliation to the fret board as you do so.
For mightily players a esteem height (also known in guitar slang as “action”) of 3/64" of an inch is particular inborn. Some players close with a higher sting height such as 4/64" of an inch while players which tend to have a light regard again crave the fastest racket possible strive to secondary the action as close as possible to 2/64" which in many case's is very unyielding to mansion and maintain without fret buzzing somewhere on the tag board.
Of course, you can use the commonplace method to pass on your string height in contact to the nut, by using multiple feeler gauges below the nut, and filing down to the factory depth also width. However, I have found this method to provide a better and fresh stable aura while playing near the controversy.