StringJunky Posted December 23, 2014 Share Posted December 23, 2014 (edited) ...Except naming it "the nut", that makes no sense. The nut sounds like it should get tightened. String guide, prime fret, "the comb", these I could understand. The nut?! I thought you might bring this up and it turns out it's derived from German. English is a mongrel language as this clearly illustrates. From Wiki: Etymology The word may have come from the German Nut (pronounced "noot"), meaning groove or slot. (The nut, however, is called Sattel in German, which means saddle, whereas the part of a guitar known as saddle in English is called Stegeinlage in German.) What English speakers call "the saddle" is the equivalent white part at the other end, which in the vast majority of cases is not slotted. It's nice and logical isn't it?! Edited December 23, 2014 by StringJunky Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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