Hi all, long time no post but I sure have been lurking as usual! I'd like to get your opinions on the nut replacement job I got from supposedly one of the best luthiers in the Paris area (the guy owns the only PLEK machine in France, is a certified Santa Cruz repairman and all that jive..). I' ve never been happy with the stock nut on my no. 1 guitar, a 2011 Gibson SG standard limited. The strings started to get caught in the grooves quite soon after the purchase. I was still using your typical Ernie ball 10s at the time. The fact that I standardized to GHS Gilmour signature strings after a couple of years of owning the guitar only made the " ping" at the nut worse. The guitar wouldn' t reliably stay in tune for live usage. Long story short, I found myself at a point in my life where I was financially able and it made sense to give this guitar a proper setup (including a stock nut filing to accommodate my string gauge of choice) by a luthier. Luthier no.1 did an ok job but the G string groove became a little too deep and the string would occasionally buzz if hit too hard. Enter luthier no.2 (i.e. the superstar guy I mentioned in the opening). He talked me out of the nut replacement (as in the guitar' s fine, don' t hammer on the G string and you' re good to go etc) but eventually made me a new bone nut since I requested that" I would' ve preferred TUSQ XL but he doesn' t work with that. i was fine with the 60€ he charged me for the new bone nut and told him I wanted a state-of-the-art job for this guitar (which he should always guarantee anyway). Fast forward 3 weeks, I got my first disappointment, he tried to hand me back the guitar with some chips in the finish around the nut saying that despite the fact that he had scored the lacquer around the edges of the nut, a little chipping is impossible to avoid on Gibsons. I told him I found that unacceptable and that was the first and main reason why I brought him the guitar, since I' ve already replaced a nut on my Fender, but the Gibson with the painted nut is a different story. I came back a week later and got the guitar. It looks like an okay job to me but there' s some chipping on the headstock side and the nut joint is not clean on the right hand side. I will definitely do the next nut job on a Gibson myself. What do you guys think?