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My nut fell off after I took the strings off for a renewal. I'm wondering what type of glue I should use for a temporary repair. I have both rubber cement and a spray adhesive. Will that do or should I forget it? I have new strings to put on so I would hate to do it TOTALLY wrong. They are Elixir's afterall.

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Ideally, nuts are held in place by a small dab of glue, preferably white glue, Titebond or Hide glue. In the world of instrument repair we must keep in mind that instruments are built to allow for disassembly, so, if yours manages to pop loose a small dab of Elmers or wood glue will be sufficient. The use of superglue, epoxy and other inappropriate adhesives have given luthiers nightmares for years and should be avoided.



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