1 RJVB 4 months ago Hello,A former violinist (mostly baroque and other early music) who somehow lost interest along the way, I started to rediscover bluegrass and the old-style blues a year or so ago. After some barely concealed suggestions from a good friend (lutenist and guitar player) that I really ought to find another instrument to play, the idea started hatching to learn the guitar, playing the blues and get a resonator (not necessarily in that order) :)I quickly identified the G9240 Alligator as a good compromise to start with (and probably stick with): resonator technology and sound but a wooden body that should give it a rounder and (hopefully more versatile) sound.The deal with the "ministry of internal affairs" was that I'd see my violins first to make place for a new instrument, but in the mean I got to start tinkering on her old small 1/4th guitar meant for my niece.Meanwhile, I came across some discussion somewhere (can't remember where) that spiked my interest: about putting nylon strings on a resonator, and how that can give an interesting, different sound. Definitely something I'd want to try (the easier-on-the-fingers aspect not being lost on me either :))I received my Alligator last week and so far I'm liking it. As far as I know how to play the (any) guitar, of course. It'll go to a local luthier for a set-up checkup (and touch-up where necessary; the low E is probably a bit too close to the fingerboard edge), and he's accepted to look into cutting an additional and DIY replaceable nut for mounting nylon strings too.Has anyone here tried this before (putting on nylon strings or figuring out a nut that can be replaced without too much hassle)?I just replaced the original low E (supposedly a d'Addario phosphor-bronze?!) with the one from the nylon set I think would work (Savarez Alliance HT Classic 540J, high-tension). Surprisingly that string is slightly thinner so tension is a tad lower but it still sounds loud enough (and possibly even a bit richer precisely due to the lower tension and stiffness).The only tricky bit is fixing the string at the tailpiece; I resorted to looping the string over itself at the front instead of at the back. Any suggestions how to do this (better) for the other strings would be appreciated!