It sounds like it is a good time for you to start learning how to work on your guitar. Most things you would need to have done are not hard at all, it's just learning what to do. There are many people here who are more than willing to help people like you so you can learn. Some people can't do a...
I think it would be fun to see it go through a chipper.
It actually looks like a counterfeit Epiphone that got a trim on the head stock. Legit Epiphones don't have rounded stop tailpiece bolts. What ever it is it's horrendous.
Sorry to hear this Olds. I hope your dad does OK and best wishes to you and your mom.
Three months ago my 90 year old mom was in the hospital and was able to get up out of bed in the middle of the night. She fell hit her head and broke her hip. This while in the hospital.
This was a CEO that was busted a little over a year ago that they copied the story from.
"UPDATE: Saltsman was given a suspended sentence of one to 15 years in prison for each count, but the judge ordered him to spend 210 days in the county jail and a warning." WOW...they should have brought...
I fret the string between the second and third fret. Then I look for just a hair of clearance between the string and the first fret.
This is how I do it. http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/GenSetup/NutAction/nutaction.html