Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

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“Starting with one of these slotted nuts saves me about an hour per job. And they're unbleached bone, my favorite for tone.”
—Erick Coleman, StewMac tech advisor

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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Fender 7.25R Vintage Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

Shaped Fender 7.25R Vintage Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

1-45/64" x 15/64" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.99mm x 3.18mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top and bottom radii
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread
Item # 6001-VS
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$14.98

12 or more $12.88
24 or more $11.09
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Fender 7.25 Flat Bot Vntg Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

Shaped Fender 7.25 Flat Bot Vntg Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

1-45/64" x 15/64" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.99mm x 3.18mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top radius; flat bottom
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread
Item # 6004-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$14.98

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24 or more $11.09
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Fender 10"R Vintage Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

Shaped Fender 10"R Vintage Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

1-45/64" x 7/32" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.79mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top and bottom radii
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread
Item # 6002-VS
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$14.98

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24 or more $11.09
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Fender 10"R Flat Bot Vntg Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

Shaped Fender 10"R Flat Bot Vntg Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

1-45/64" x 7/32" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.79mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top radius; flat bottom
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread
Item # 6003-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$14.98

12 or more $12.88
24 or more $11.09
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Gibson 1-11/16" Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

Shaped Gibson 1-11/16" Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4" String Spread

1-45/64" x 21/64" x 3/16"
(43.48mm x 8.59mm x 4.80mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread
Item # 6012-VS
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$15.45

12 or more $13.29
24 or more $11.43
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Gibson Bone Nut - Narrow Slotted 1.325" String Spread

Shaped Gibson Bone Nut - Narrow Slotted 1.325" String Spread

1-45/64" x 21/64" x 3/16"
(43.48mm x 8.59mm x 4.80mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
1-21/64" (33.65mm) string spread
Item # 6013-VS
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$15.45

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24 or more $11.43
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Martin 1-3/4" Bone Nut - Slotted Ang Bottom 1.53" String Spread

Shaped Martin 1-3/4" Bone Nut - Slotted Ang Bottom 1.53" String Spread

1-13/16" x 13/32" x 1/4"
(46.02mm x 10.29mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-17/32" (38.86mm) string spread
Item # 6022-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Martin 1-11/16" Bone Nut - Slotted Ang Bot 1.465" String Spread

Shaped Martin 1-11/16" Bone Nut - Slotted Ang Bot 1.465" String Spread

1-23/32" x 13/32" x 1/4"
(43.49mm x 10.29mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-15/32" (37.21mm) string spread
Item # 6024-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Martin 1-3/4" Bone Nut - Slotted Flt Bottom 1.53" String Spread

Shaped Martin 1-3/4" Bone Nut - Slotted Flt Bottom 1.53" String Spread

1-13/16" x 21/64" x 1/4"
(46.02mm x 8.59mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-17/32" (38.86mm) string spread
Item # 6023-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut Shaped Martin 1-11/16" Bone Nut - Slotted Flt Bot 1.465" String Spread

Shaped Martin 1-11/16" Bone Nut - Slotted Flt Bot 1.465" String Spread

1-23/32" x 21/64" x 1/4"
(43.49mm x 8.59mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-15/32" (37.21mm) string spread
Item # 6025-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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“Starting with one of these slotted nuts saves me about an hour per job. And they're unbleached bone, my favorite for tone.”
—Erick Coleman, StewMac tech advisor

Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
You already know bone nuts sound better than plastic. Good news: our vintage-look unbleached bone nuts are now available pre-slotted! It's easier than ever to install a perfect, super-hard nut. That's a huge time savings—especially in professional repair shops.

The slots are proportionally-spaced, using the same method as our String Spacing Rule. This means the strings feel right all across the neck—no crowding on the heavier bass strings.

These beautifully shaped nuts are StewMac exclusives, with research and design by our repair experts. Final fitting is all you'll need to do. Sizing Chart

Choose the right
nut size with this
Sizing Guide.


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Erick Coleman answers a question that's come up a lot lately: how to find the right size replacement nut. He introduces a new Sizing Sheet that makes measuring easy for anybody.

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Product Instructions

Slotted Bone Nuts Sizing Sheet

Find the right nut size for your guitar.

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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

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unbleached bone nut

By Mariusz from Toronto, ON  CAN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 09, 2014


Re my previous review on the unbleached bone nut; I managed to bleach the nut and got rid of this orange processed-cheese-like color. Now it looks very vintage, and again, technically, is made very well, but because I had to do something, cannot give more than 4 stars.

unbleached bone nut

By Mariusz from Toronto, ON  CAN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 07, 2014


I purchased an unbleached bone nut and received some disgusting orange-like one that I will never put on my old Gibson. The color you see in the images has nothing to do with what you think will receive. Technically, it's made very well.

Excellent customer service

By Ronald Podhajsky from Boulder, CO 
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 15, 2014


The first slotted unbleached bone nut arrived with a slight defect. When I contacted SM customer service a replacement was sent immediately with no questions asked. Very little filing and polishing was necessary and I had a practice nut to prefect my technique! The customer service was fantastic!!

Great quality!

By Suhr3825 from CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Installed one of these on a Gibson Les Paul. Spacing was great and depths of slots were close. Final precision filing of nut slots is a must though. Quality is terrific and buffs to a very nice gloss!

Best nut ever

By John.1:29 from AL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 19, 2014


Great density, great consistency, great appearance, great tone. Used this product to replace a synthetic ivory nut on my '98 HD-28 VR. Improved tone, depth, & volume tremendously. A friend was ready to trade his D-16, but now loves it after I replaced both nut & saddle with your unbleached bone. I don't need to look any further for nut/saddle material. Thanks for the wonderful quality.

these nuts are fantastic

By Frank Levine from Los Angeles, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 15, 2014


these pre-slotted nuts make it possible for even a non-luthier like me to replace a damaged or broken nut. the first one i used was on a Gibson SG that i bought used that had a broken nut, and i just put one on a used Strat that also came with a chipped nut. you just have to do a little homework if you've never installed a nut previously. Dan Erlewine's dvd Nut Making Step-By-Step is a fantastic resource for the beginner.

best bone

By jmed from brownsburg, In.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 04, 2014


Great upgrade for any non bone nut guitar. quality part and a tone improvement that is more than noticeable. Easy to fit for proper string height.

Tough job made easy!

By Dan SG from OH
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I'm not a Luthier but have been able to do quality set-ups on all of my own guitars for years including making new nuts from stock blanks. Making new nuts from blanks has always been something that I dreaded doing because all the shaping was done by hand do to not having a belt sander. Just replaced the nut on one of my acoustics with a 6025-VS from Stew-Mac and was so easy that I enjoyed it. I will use nothing else from now on. Love the string spacing.

Too Short

By Ryan Scott from Pittsburgh, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 24, 2013


I purchased two of the Gibson nuts and tried to install them on both a Les Paul Traditional and Les Paul Standard. In both cases, this nut was not tall enough. Quality is very good, but I can't imagine these fitting any modern Les Paul. StewMac needs to make them taller to fit a wider range of guitars.

No "bones" about it.....

By CJC0513 from The Colony, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I have used this product in both Gibson and Fender repairs. The tone and the tuning stability are far better than the stock nut that comes standard. Worth the price for improved tone and performance.

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