dont get me wrong i love the instruments too i still really enjoy both of my fender and gibson guitars and yes of course you dont have to spend $3000 just because of the nut i just want to point out that when you buy a instrument and you spend +$1000 on it you naturally expect that it can work fine and you dont need to change parts even its a $10 part (im not talking about adjustments) and the fact that you need to is a kinda slap in the face by the companies that represent ''quailty'' for many years. its not about a $10 part its about the state of a ''finished'' productNot true at all. Take any brand new Gibson or Fender to a decent luthier and spend $50 having it professionally setup (or learn to do it properly yourself) and you will have a very good quality instrument that will get the job done for years to come. Personal preference aside, the idea that stock Fenders and Gibsons are not good enough is just plain false. The idea of having to spend a little bit of money on a new guitar is frustrating, but it's not like they are complete junk. A sticking nut slot is not a reason to spend $3000 on a new guitar.