On my Wolverine project guitar I installed a LSR rollernut. I really like it. With locking tuners and a Wilkinson trem bridge, this thing almost never goes out of tune. It was such an upgrade to the original tuners, plastic nut, and cheap bridge. I’ve read a lot of people who feel like the roller nut takes away from the tone of the guitar, but I haven’t heard it. Reshaping the neck made this guitar a dream to play. Now if I could just figure out how to make the body lighter without ruining my decoupage finish.
While digging through the parts section of one of my local guitar shops I found a Wilkinson roller nut. The original Wilkinson roller nut (or maybe second gen) from the late-80’s with a roller bar instead of two ball bearings like the LSR. Apparently some version of these were installed on Strat Plus’s in the 80’s until 1991. This one was still in the box and unused. So I got it for this MIM strat neck that I got cheap because the original owner hacked up the headstock. I love the neck profile of this neck, but the neck itself isn’t pretty.
Throwing on some fender tuners from an old project that involved upgrading to locking tuners and I’ve suddenly got a complete guitar. And did you notice the cool, three string, roller tree string? Always fun to bring a bunch of parts together into a usable instrument!