Slide Guitar Extension Nut

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Designed to fit over a standard 6-string nut, this extender raises the strings to allow playing with a steel bar, Dobro-style.

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Slide Guitar Extension Nut

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Designed to fit over a standard 6-string nut, this extender raises the strings to allow playing with a steel bar, Dobro-style.

There's no need to modify the instrument or install a new nut; simply remove it for standard playing. The extension nut is made of nickel-plated steel, and is notched for 1-23/32" (43.66mm) string spread.

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Slide Guitar Extension Nut

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Great, cheap discovery tool

By Paxalot from Ottawa, ON Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 09, 2012

I got this because I wanted to see just how hard lap steel guitar would be to play. I bought 3 of them. I tried one on an acoustic, one on a tele and one on a strat. The extension nut worked as promised and I discovered that lap steel is not terribly difficult to play and I then decided to invest in a real lap steel guitar. My biggest problem was deciding whether to learn lap steel right-handed or left-handed as I am left handed. I decided to learn right-handed so I could play any lap steel and not spend my life looking for southpaw lap steels. After a month of practice it feels natural. Anyhow I would not recommend this product as a permanent lap steel setup because lap steels require heavy guage strings to get a good sound and putting heavy guage strings together with alternate tunings on a skinny strat or tele neck would likely do harm in the long run.

But as a cheap way to test the lap steel waters you cannot go wrong.

Slide Guitar Extension Nut

By Thomas Cross from Magnolia, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 29, 2011

Great product. Wish a 8-string Extension nut was made.


By mandotodd from Calgary, Alberta
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 22, 2011

I have a resonator guitar that just won't intonate properly. Once I realized that, I was going to give up on it. But for $3.77 CAN I turned it into a slide guitar! This little unit is BRILLIANT!

A Revoution!

By Mickey D from London, England, United Kingdom
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I had been playing slide for about two weeks, when I noticed 'dents' on the outer edge of some of the frets, beneath the high E string. So I decided to do something about it.
After just a little research on slide guitar, I stumbled upon your website and the Slide Guitar Extension Nut.
I just wish I had discovered it sooner; It blew me away!
I play (mostly) in open G, but also experiment with other open tunings!
Today, I learnt 'Rollin' and Tumblin', by Muddy Waters!
Thankyou guys, even though I'm in my 44th year of guitar playing, the sparks are still flying!
I bought 3 of these; one is fitted to my beloved Epiphone Sheridan! I play along to jam tracks on You-Tube. Fantastic!

Amazingly easy

By Jod Alef from Salvador - BA - Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I used it in my Snake hollow-body eletric guitar and it fit nicely. If you want a nice and easy extension nut, this is the one. Product is top quality. I got suprised by the email translated to portuguese from StewMAC. Thumbs up!

Nut extension...not as painful as I thought...

By BradH from Toccoa, GA USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 20, 2011

After talking to several experts, I thought I was going to have to make a nut to raise the stings on my guitar. Luckily, I ran across a website that directed me to StewMac's nifty nickel-plated nut booster. It works great on my cheapo Fender acoustic. I'm going to order another for an old Silvertone electric I have laying around.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because when I started stringing up the guitar it moved around a bit until I got enough tension to hold it into place, after that, it stayed in place just fine. Great product for someone just starting their adventures in steel guitar! It also saved me a lot of money!

Couldn't find parts anywhere, till I found you...

By Jene from Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 13, 2011

I purchased an extension nut for my friend. I personally play simple electric, acoustic and classical guitars. I was especially impressed with easiness of payment by PayPal and speed of delivery. Regardless of Christmas time it came through to me within 2 weeks from the date of dispatch all the way to deep continental Russia. Communication with the store was very clear and easy too. Also the cost of items offered here is friendly, exciting me about the opportunities to shop more here. And I will soon be back for more items.

Many thanks and kind regards.


Like the Slide Extension Nut

By James M. Powers from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 07, 2011

I bought several of these. 1 for my friend who is awesome on slide and wanted to raise the strings on a Regal Resonator. I put 1 on a an electric Gretsch Pro Jet, and slid one on a Fender Tele-Coustic. These are fun.

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