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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

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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$15.73

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24 or more $11.64
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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
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.73

12 or more $13.53
24 or more $11.64
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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!

$15.73

12 or more $13.53
24 or more $11.64
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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
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$15.73

12 or more $13.53
24 or more $11.64
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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!

$16.22

12 or more $13.95
24 or more $12.00
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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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$16.22

12 or more $13.95
24 or more $12.00
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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!

$16.33

12 or more $14.04
24 or more $12.08
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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!

$16.33

12 or more $14.04
24 or more $12.08
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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!

$16.33

12 or more $14.04
24 or more $12.08
+
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!

$16.33

12 or more $14.04
24 or more $12.08
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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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4.0

E strings spaced a hair too close...

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Verified Buyer


I wish the E strings were spaced a bit farther apart. But great shape with the radius and thickness. Next time I'll buy the radiused blank and lay out my own string spacing. Really nice quality, though.

5.0

personal use for repair

By

Verified Buyer


the cuts were precise making installation simple

5.0

Slotted bone nut.

By

Verified Buyer


Great product! Will definitely order more.

5.0

always good to have on hand

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Verified Buyer


I always by my spare parts from stew mac. i'm never disappointed

5.0

FANTASTIC UPGRADE from the plastic nut .

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Verified Buyer


ADDED A LOT OF SUSTAIN AND ONLY HAD TO DO MINOR SANDING TO GET A PERFECT FIT.

5.0

Easy to Install

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Verified Buyer


As Don Erlewine said of these, "It almost feels like cheating." My old nut came out easy and this nut just need a bit of sanding to the proper height (Erlewine's trick of putting the sand paper over the fret board to maintain the radius while sanding was helpful) and a slight bit off the ends and it was good to go. The hardest part was figuring out what my fret board radius was since I don't have a gauge for that. Had to search the internet for my model year. Seems like Stew-Mac could be more helpful with what year strat has what fret board radius, etc.

5.0

These Are Where It's At!

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Verified Buyer


Saved a lot of time with one of these. I followed Dan's excellent video tutorial & now I have a sweet bone nut on my main Stratocaster I just built. The unbleached color is like icing on the cake! Thanks StewMac!

5.0

A well crafted timesaver!

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Verified Buyer


At first the price seemed kind of steep. Bought some out of curiosity and quickly realised that my money was well spent. Granted, there are applications where these just don't work (really deep nut slots and wide fretboards) but in most cases they are not only timesavers, but very well crafted ones as well :-)

4.0

Perfect fit

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Verified Buyer


This precut bone nuts are a perfect fit for guitars I'm building. I started off building parts guitars. Moved up to my own bodies. Now doing my own full builds but having a perfect nut is still a challenge. These nut look great, sound great, and the drop-in simplicity let's me focus on all the other details that make my guitars stand out.

4.0

The quality of the bone nut and saddle was very good

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Verified Buyer


I bought the nut and saddle to replace an existing nut and saddle in my guitar. The old saddle was worn and needed replacing. I really believe the replacement improved the sound of the guitar.

Thanks

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