Up till now, I've just been using screws, but I notice on the tiny guitars build I own -- Old Wormy -- that the nut is a thin piece of metal, like a very small metal dowel. I want to copy this because this guitar has great sound and action. On my own builds, it is difficult to press down on the first frets because the action is a little high; not so bad with higher frets. But Wormy is just perfect.
Where can I find or fashion these small pieces of metal to use as nuts? Or does anyone have any other ideas better than using screws?
Thanks for any help. Sincerely.