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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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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$14.98

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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!

$14.98

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24 or more $11.09
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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
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$14.98

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24 or more $11.09
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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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$14.98

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For Gibson® guitars
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Gibson, standard string spread

For Gibson, standard 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
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.45

12 or more $13.29
24 or more $11.43
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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
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.45

12 or more $13.29
24 or more $11.43
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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!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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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!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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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!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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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!

$15.55

12 or more $13.37
24 or more $11.51
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

“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!

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!"

Product Instructions

Slotted Bone Nuts Sizing Sheet

Find the right nut size for your guitar.

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5.0

these nuts are fantastic

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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.

5.0

best bone

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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.

5.0

Tough job made easy!

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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.

2.0

Too Short

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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.

5.0

No "bones" about it.....

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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.

5.0

unbleached slotted guitar nut

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Great product for someone who does not have the tools or knowledge to cut a nut from a blank. It took me an hour to reduce height, length and thickness for my Eastman AC712. Another hour to lower slots (check often) for intonation and tuning and polishes like glass. Used needle files and polishing pads and it turned out perfect.

5.0

Slotted Bone Nut

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Replaced the plastic nuts on a Epi Broadway and Sheraton. Excellent!!! Fit and spacing were right on. The stock nuts were junk. Bone nuts really made the guitars come alive. Easy to work with and saved lots of time. Highly recommended. Thanks Stew-Mac.

5.0

Great!

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I got two - one for my.EL -00 and one for my Ultra 339; both Epis. The EL-00 opened right up, I felt a bit of a volume boost, and it sounds great with the nickel strings. It didn't exactly fit the 339, but works well. They both look wonderful, and match the vintage look of the rest of the guitars well. Shipping was fast - almost TOO fast! It's almost as if they ship it to you before you place your order!!!! JK. Great job, Stewmac!

4.0

More Meat

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They could use a little more meat on the bottom.Easy to shape and lower

5.0

Exactly what I needed!

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I have a 2012 Gibson SG standard (in Antique White) and I have never been happy with the corian nut- it doesn't look right, it doesn't tune right and I suspected it could sound better. PLUS the 1-13/32" string spacing made the E string WAY TOO CLOSE to the binding! The 1-21/64" spaced unbleached bone nut fixes ALL of these issues. It sounds great, it looks great, the spacing is a massive improvement and I immediately noticed a difference in tuning it up.

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