So I recently purchased a Pro Jet, and...

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  1. acousticplays

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    I've come to realize that the nut isn't removable?

    Sorry for the noob question, as I'm still pretty new to electric guitars.
    I have 3 acoustics however, and I've replaced every nut on those with bone, but with my Gretsch, the headstock and nut seem to be one.

    Is it supposed to be like this?...
     
  2. 335guy

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    On The Gretsch page, it shows those Electromatic Pro Jets in three colors: sunburst, gold and black. The headstock color for all of them is black, and the nut color is white. Did you buy the guitar brand new? If not, perhaps the previous owner installed a graphite ( black ) nut there with super glue or epoxy. At any rate, I highly doubt the nut and headstock are one piece. That would make no sense. Generally, they will come loose with a mild tap from the side. But I'd recommend taking it to a qualified guitar repair tech if you want to change the nut. BTW, what's wrong with the nut that is there now?
     
  3. acousticplays

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    Well, the "nut" is white...but I can't remove it? Like...there is no "removable" nut on the guitar? :confused:
     
  4. acousticplays

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    I bought the G5235 by the way, not the newer G5435 model.
     
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    It's glued in there. Take a razor knife and CAREFULLY scribe along the sides of the nut, cutting through to the bottom. Then take a small piece of wood and gentle tap the nut from the sides till it busts free. Even if you damage the nut, who cares; you're replacing it. But you don't want to hit it so hard as to mess up the neck either.
     
  6. M55ikael

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    Unless there's finish over the sides it's 'removable'.
     
  7. acousticplays

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    That's the thing, there's finish over the left and right sides of the nut...that's why I thought it was one with the neck? Not sure, I'm completely confused though :(
     
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    Removed the strings right now, and you're right: the nut is GLUED onto there and then there is a coat of finish over it...why would someone do this?

    How would I go about taking the nut off, or should I take it to a tech and have him remove it?
     
  9. airportbar

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    Yes.
     
  10. SixDemonBag

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    For reference:

    (I have a brand new electromatics double jet)

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    Ibanez as-73

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    Reverend jetstream

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    The gretsch just has a layer of finish over the binding and side of the nut
     
  11. Waxhead

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    ahh in your photo of the Electromatic I can see a join line between the nut & the white underlining of the neck.
    You can knock that nut out with a hammer punch from the side
     
  12. Dashface

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    All nuts are removable. If you have to remove it, have a tech do it. There's no shame in that if you don't have the tools or the knowhow. Techs do this stuff every day.
     

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