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Micarta Nuts

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Softer than bone, and files easily. Micarta is an excellent synthetic bone substitute.

Specified by Martin for nuts and saddles since the 1960s. Ivory in color and a bit softer than bone, it files and sands easily and gives a uniform tone.


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(47.63mm x 7.14mm x 3.18mm)

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Micarta Nuts For Martin and classical guitars

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2-3/16" x 7/16" x 1/4"
(55.56mm x 11.11mm x 6.35mm)

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Micarta Nuts

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Softer than bone, and files easily. Micarta is an excellent synthetic bone substitute.

Specified by Martin for nuts and saddles since the 1960s. Ivory in color and a bit softer than bone, it files and sands easily and gives a uniform tone.


Instructions

Product Instructions

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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5.0

Perfect 

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Just the right material to finely tune to your needs and does an excellent job transferring tone.

4.0

Great for inexpensive guitars.

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Lately I've been practicing my fretting skills on second-hand Asian Squiers Many of them arrive with broken nuts. These are great replacements and fit nicely in the factory slots.

4.0

Good Nut

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I bought this to replace a broken nut on an old Silvertone for a friend. Definitely easier to work with than bone. Much better tone than the plastic one it replaced. My friend could not believe the tonal difference.

4.0

Great for practice making nuts but...

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Works good for practice making nuts is why I got a few blanks but not the great for actually using as a nut.. Doesn't sound as good as bone or the newer tusq thats for sure...

2.0

Hmmmmmmmmm.

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I know some people rave about this stuff, but I couldn't get on with it at all. Normally for rough shaping a nut I hit it with a belt sander. This stuff just melts and it clogs up nut files on the first stroke. Back to bone for me.

5.0

Great Tone...

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...And very easy to work with. Micarta files, sands and polishes better than bone. It also has a nice vintage-look, unlike bright-white bone. I have a recent-production Fender neck that shipped with this nut material, so I thought I'd try it on one of my projects. I'm sold and have reordered more, for other projects, since.

5.0

This is the stuff for New Gibsons

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This is the same stuff Gibson has been using for about the past 15- 20 years. So, great for Gibson service work.

5.0

Good quality blank nut

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Nice material, fairly easy to work with.

5.0

First time "nut maker"

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This was my first nut ever - put it on a pre-made neck from Golden Gate (Strat-style neck). You are definitely given enough material - almost too much in my case. Be prepared to file and sand for several hours to get the desired shape/size. I had to re-do my slot spacing as the guide I was following must have been for a child (way to tight for me, and I dont have huge fingers). Anyway, it was fun, and I look forward to playing my hand-made guitar very soon!

3.0

Not bad, not bad.....

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These work for basic pickin.

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