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Jeff Moore wrote:
All those very round holes half way and all the way through the top with grey matter in some: buck shot?
Big shim under the nut too.
Michael Bauer wrote:
Shawn,, I wonder if the shim under the nut might not have been to keep the strings from running afoul of the headstock. In some Selmers I've seeen, the recess into the slots isn't broad/deep enough, and the strings actaully dig into the wood on their way to the tuning peg.
I would trust Bob Holo to have a more authoritative explanation, but it occurs to me that raising the nut might solve the problem. I wonder if 503 has an extra high zero fret to compensate.
Ugg. that was long and rambling... :-0 that's why I don't post anymore. I'm not a "sum it up in 10 words" guy - never have been.