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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.


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For Fender® guitars
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, 7-1/4" radius

For Fender, 7-1/4" radius

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 radius
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6001-VS
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$16.36

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24 or more $12.11
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, flat bottom, 7-1/4" radius

For Fender, flat bottom, 7-1/4" radius

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
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$16.36

12 or more $14.07
24 or more $12.11
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, 10" radius

For Fender, 10" radius

1-45/64" x 7/32" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.79mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top and bottom radius
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6002-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$16.36

12 or more $14.07
24 or more $12.11
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, flat bottom, 10" radius

For Fender, flat bottom, 10" radius

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!

$16.36

12 or more $14.07
24 or more $12.11
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For Gibson® guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Gibson, standard string spread

For Gibson, standard string spread

1-3/4" x 23/64" x 3/16"
(44.5mm x 9.09mm x 4.80mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6012-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$16.87

12 or more $14.51
24 or more $12.48
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Gibson, narrow string spread

For Gibson, narrow 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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$16.87

12 or more $14.51
24 or more $12.48
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For Martin® guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, angle bottom

For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, angle bottom

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!

$16.98

12 or more $14.60
24 or more $12.57
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, angle bottom

For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, angle bottom

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!

$16.98

12 or more $14.60
24 or more $12.57
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, flat bottom

For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, flat bottom

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!

$16.98

12 or more $14.60
24 or more $12.57
+
Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, flat bottom

For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, flat bottom

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!

$16.98

12 or more $14.60
24 or more $12.57
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

About This Item

“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.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Does this bone nut fit my guitar?

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.

How to fit a preshaped nut on a guitar

Tips for fitting a shaped and slotted nut. Dan Erlewine tries a preshaped nut in his own Fender Strat: it's so easy "it's almost like cheating!"

Instructions

Product Instructions

Slotted Bone Nuts Sizing Sheet

Find the right nut size for your guitar.

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5.0

Bone nut

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Verified Buyer


As advertised, fit great, works great.
Prompt delivery. Will use StewMac for future needs.

5.0

Worked perfect!

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Verified Buyer


An excellent choice!! Looks and works great!!

5.0

Perfect! Easy

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Verified Buyer


This was to fit an old Silvertone, and the Gibson slotted one is a perfect shape aside from being slightly too short. I made a shim and it worked perfectly. Obviously YMMV but for Silvertone, Harmony, Kay, etc, the Gibson one should work well

5.0

Perfect Fit!

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Verified Buyer


Took it out of the package, compared to the original, and it was a perfect fit! It did not need any fitting at all. Fit the guitar as if it was hand made for it. Well done!

5.0

Solid, dense, good sounding bone nut

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Verified Buyer


It came oversized on all dimensions, so I had to file the heck out of it, but it was worth the effort. Very good performance on my '94 Martin DM. You'll need a good set of nut files to complete the job because the existing slots are just starter slots, and not deep enough.

5.0

Works Great Sounds Great

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Verified Buyer


I installed the nut on My 65 Tele . Just a tiny bit of sanding brought it to the correct length. The slots needed to be filed to the correct depth as I expected. The string spacing is spot on. These are not inexpensive but worth the money.

5.0

For Fender, flat bottom, 10" radius

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Verified Buyer


These are really brilliant. I have gone through a number of nut materials, including the previous version of unbleached nuts. These new ones are amazing. The string spacing is just perfect for American Standard Strat. The nut width is slightly wider if you want to trim that. And, the grain and color I received on this order is simply top class. It is not like a piece of butter, one color, but it has a beautiful grain and almost like my FMI nut.

5.0

Very pleased

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Verified Buyer


Item arrived quickly as described.

5.0

Slotted nut worked well

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Verified Buyer


The nut broke on my Custom Shop 61 reissue. I was able to use this nut as a replacement, with minor adjustments.

5.0

Every Guitar should have one.

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Verified Buyer


I had a problem with a Squire Stratocaster that I could never play. It turned out that the string spacing was off on the second string. I ask to have it replaced and it made a world of difference in both sound and playability. So when I bought a used Squire Jaguar I decided to try replacing the nut myself. The Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut fit right into were the plastic nut was and with help from your tech videos I was able to do the job. It was a major improvement at small price.

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