Does the kit include a nut and what is your recommendation for nut material; bone, Corean, or abalone?
The kits do not include the nut blank or body point blanks, but as you pointed out, there are several nut and body point materials in our pricelist; bone, Corean, and abalone. Corean is a bit denser than bone and abalone is a bit denser than Corean. Abalone also is a bit more decorative since it is multi-colored. Denser material is typically better for a nut. The point bones are there to protect the edges of the body points and make no contribution to the acoustical properties of the instrument. Some luthiers like to laminate little blocks of the grained ivoroid binding to make up the corner points; it adds a nice touch.