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    Tuesday
    Jun172014

    Cello T nut

    At times cellos have a string length that is larger then the standard size, it is a problem for those of us with medium size hands.   A solution is to make a T shaped nut.  Such nut shortens the string length by approximately 6-8 mm.

    Something to keep in mind, is to adjust the position of the bridge so that the E on the A string of the cello coincides with a comfortable spot, usually as the thumb rests at the heel of the neck.

    This morning I had to remove an old T nut and replace it with one of my making, I did not like the way strings would touch the second portion of the old nut.  To follow are some photos of the new nut and the old nut, the strings slots are still to be cut.

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