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
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$14.98

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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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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
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$14.98

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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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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
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$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
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$15.55

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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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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

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Shape Pre Slotted Gibson Bone Nut, 1-11/16

By T.D. from Washington The State
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Bought new unbleached nut for old Gibson LP Studio to finally replace the plastic nut. I knew I would have to work the nut to make it fit the way I wished. The nut was perfect with the exceptions of It was a tiny bit to wide and the slots were to deep for my light strings. Filed both ends to trim the width slightly and filed the top down to make the slots not so deep. It was a very easy job with a little tech help from StewMac. Looks great, very happy with the new sound and the way it turned out. Thanks again for the great service and parts.

I'll be getting more of these

By DeeCee from NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 25, 2014


This worked well on my Gibson J45…I didn't even have to reduce the width, all I had to do was slot it, and file down the top. This is the first time I used unbleached bone, and it does seem that the strings ride more smoothly through it than regular bone, because it's harder.
And of note: the slots that come on the nut are so shallow that you can't slightly tighten the strings and rest them in the slots to start with - they'll pop right out…not a problem, but the work might go a bit faster if the slots were deeper to begin with…on the other hand, if you plan to move the spacing of the slots, than the shallowness is a plus

Beware...

By Rhythm Shack from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 16, 2014


This item is not finished. It needs reshaping to fit your guitar, which probably means extra expense with a luthier... This should be made clearer by Stewmac.

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.

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