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.

For Fender® guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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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
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 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

12 or more $12.88
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
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 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!

$14.98

12 or more $12.88
24 or more $11.09
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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

1-45/64" 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 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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“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! Newsletter

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.

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

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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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

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5.0

Easy install. Major improvement.

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It was a snap to replace the worn plastic nut on my Strat. The old part was loosened with a mild tap using a punch and hammer. The new bone nut was a perfect fit. The trusty Fender now plays better than ever.

5.0

A really time saver

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I've recently received the slotted bone nut for Gibson style and it's really good quality. For this price there's no reason to build one by myself. I'm not going to do better, and the unbleached bone gives a nice vintage look!!!

5.0

love it

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lovely. one of the best i've come across

5.0

Right price - works nice.

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Got one of these for my JR. All I had to do was lay some wet/dry paper on my marble desktop and sand the bottom to get the angle & height right. Works like a charm and improved the overall tone and tuning. Forget fancy plastics - bone!

4.0

Saved time but...

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This pre-slotted nut is great if you don't want to invest in a set of gauged nut slotting files, but with all the filing and sanding to get this nut to fit perfectly, I could have made my own.

5.0

Pre-cut slotted bone nut

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Being pre-shaped and slotted, these nuts save a lot of time, especially if you don't have a lot of experience shaping string nuts. After installation, I noticed a fairly moderate increase in open string sustain, better harmonic content, and the proverbial "lifting of the veil", with an increase of brightness and clarity, and of course improved tone. It is not a night and day type difference, but a definite solid step to improved tone. Awesome service. STEWMAC ROCKS!

5.0

First time nut replacement a breeze!

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Preslotted bone nut made me an instant pro. Plastic nut tapped right out and bone nut only needed minimal filing. It's perfect! Of course the SM files, nut slotting gauge (only way to go) and string lifter (must have) that came in the box is the rest of the story. The sizing guide got me to finally pull the trigger and place the order. I almost measured and studied the chart to death. My Xavier Casino copy is now a jewel. The 52 Hot Rod Tele is next.
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3.0

If your left handed, go with the shaped, slot yourself.

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I managed to get the nut to work on a 2011 mim telecaster. It wasn't a hit the ground running experience like the righties get. Great quality nut. It fit in the slot like a champ. Thankfully it is really high, which allowed me to file the slot angles the other way. I think next time I will order the shaped version and slot myself. Three stars because they were slotted directional and no left hand option.

1.0

TOO low

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I recently purchased 2 of these for my 2011 USA Les Paul..Both of them measure about .338" in overall heigth..The original corian is .350" All of the strings fret out on the first fret and I havent touched them as far fitting..These are already to low for my LP..Has anyone else had this problem?? The heigth needs to be higher.

3.0

takes some fiddlin'

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Bought one for my Epi LP Standard. It wasn't plug and play. Had to fiddle around with sandpaper and various tools for five or six hours til I got the action just right. Patience is key. Thanks Stew-Mac!

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