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    Nice witto

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    Overlord of Music Simon Barden's Avatar
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    Real Rics do have narrow necks. but it looks like you could fit a nut with slightly wider string spacing, but maybe only 1mm. You don't want to get the two E strings too close to the bevel on the fret ends and have the strings slipping off the ends of the frets as a result.

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    I fitted an epiphone sized tusq graphtec nut and sanded the sides in to mine, i haven't had an issue so far

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    Hi folks,
    I have ordered a graphtec nut to swap out the factory plastic one.
    Interested to see what difference that will make. I'm way too clumsy for this narrow a string spacing .... :-(

    In the meantime I'm still re-working my neck and setup and the more I work on it, the more things I notice on the fret board itself, that need a little more work.

    I'm far more happy with my fret leveling this time round. Got the neck almost completely flat and then mostly I just needed to tap home the offending frets, then a light file and good polish.

    In the process of this I notice that the fret board is very dry and rough, (and quite unfinished at the end over the body), which leads me to ask ...

    What do you guys do to 'finish' the fret board nicely ?

    Wax ? (to fill all the little grooves and holes).
    Lemon Oil ?
    Hydrate type products ?
    lacquer ?
    sand and polish ?
    Something else ?

    Cheers in advance for any info ...
    Witto.
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    Dingo Tone wax is good but takes a lot if elbow grease to do the job otherwise lemon oil is an easier way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcieslik View Post
    Hi folks,
    I have ordered a graphtec nut to swap out the factory plastic one.
    Interested to see what difference that will make. I'm way too clumsy for this narrow a string spacing .... :-(

    In the meantime I'm still re-working my neck and setup and the more I work on it, the more things I notice on the fret board itself, that need a little more work.

    I'm far more happy with my fret leveling this time round. Got the neck almost completely flat and then mostly I just needed to tap home the offending frets, then a light file and good polish.

    In the process of this I notice that the fret board is very dry and rough, (and quite unfinished at the end over the body), which leads me to ask ...

    What do you guys do to 'finish' the fret board nicely ?

    Wax ? (to fill all the little grooves and holes).
    Lemon Oil ?
    Hydrate type products ?
    lacquer ?
    sand and polish ?
    Something else ?

    Cheers in advance for any info ...
    Witto.
    Ive had great success with satin wipe on poly. A few coats will give it a slight sheen whereas a build up of coats will help fill the imperfections. Its very easy too apply with a rag too as its so thin.
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