1 Twangmeisternyc 4 months ago Been a while since I have attempted this, those guitars in the herd eventually got new nuts...I am thinking this worked pretty well?What sort of success have any of you had? Or non-Success?I have owned the Kay Barney Kessel long enough now to start considering little improvements. My nut slots work, but there is a fair amount of age and "chew". I think the nut is original, but it could also be a very, very old replacement put in when the neck was reset to add some height above the fretboard. The fretboard may well be shimmed...until I see another from the same period I won't know for sure. Several YouTubes seem identical, which suggests it is original, but then the neck reset method common at the time may well be the same for all!The current nut has a fair amount of shaping to meet the Lucite Chevron, it would be non-standard and a bit artsy to reproduce. Not a drop in...so, improving the current one is Plan A.The bridge saddle certainly is original, and was designed with a piece of bone or plastic in a slot. That will need a new piece for sure. In the interim, I put on a Gretsch ABR I had from swapping a RBB, ... Wonderful! Impressive tone improvement...looks original, too.