Howdy, folks. I'm doing an all-hideglue restoration job on an old mandolinetto. Would it be a bad idea to use hide glue for the nut? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Also, what gauge string would you use on a mandolinetto? Light? I've attached a picture so you can get an idea of the bracing. Yes, this poor instrument took a beating. It's really coming along the road to recovery, though.