Replacing the nut on a Gibson 339

This beautiful Gibson 339 was in need of a little TLC.

A loud buzz had developed at  the first fret of the “A” string. The slot had become to deep and a result the nut needed to be replaced. I decided to replace the standard Gibson nut, which is made of plastic, with a custom nut made from Camel bone. Over the years I’ve found that Camel bone is the perfect choice for this job. Not only does it sound fantastic, it is also easy to work with. Here’s a quick video outlining the job.