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
ADD TO CART BELOW
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.

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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

Slotted Bone Nut

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Excellent product, very accurate dimensions easy to trim to size and get a profesional looking job

4.0

Very nice

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Clean and well made. For direct replacements, you can't get much better than this.

5.0

Great Bone Nut !

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This slotted nut saved me a lot of time. I only had to file it slightly to fit my Martin and I'm very pleased with the results

5.0

High quality

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I needed a replacement for the original wood nut on this old acoustic. I had to do some filing and made my own files from an automotive feeler gauge by sawing teeth with a dremel. Worked like a charm and this bone nut is great.

5.0

Good Quality

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Just what I needed. Just requires final sanding and fitting to your neck, but it's great. Love it.

5.0

Muy bueno.

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Lo instalT en una Orville LP. Encaj= a la perfecci=n.

La medida que usT fue la siguiente:

Shaped Gibson 1-11/16" Bone Nut - Slotted 1.4"

5.0

Time Saver

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Well worth the price, good quality material. These pre-cut bone nuts save me a lot of time when I'm doing a set-up and are great, especially when doing those Ibanez Artcore projects!

4.0

nice tone...

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This bone nut went in very easily, after what I thought was going to be a lot of sanding, it took only a few minutes to sand the back of the nut to roughly what I needed shape-wise, then I used a feeler gauge to adjust the string height to .011 over the first fret. My strat sounds a lot nicer than with the old plastic nut. The tone improved a lot!

5.0

Just in time!

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I've been using bone nut blanks for years. I was dreading making a nut for this latest project because it takes a fair amount of time to get it right. My customer was asking when I might be finished the same day that my latest catalog arrived. On the cover was a picture of a pre-slotted Bone nut!! As usual StewMac to the rescue. Thanks guys, you really are the best>

5.0

Super Helpful

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I used a Gibson sized, wide string spacing nut for an Explorer I re-did. I'm not a full time luthier, so I work on my stuff in dribs and drabs when I have time. I'm sure, in a pro shop, they guys have nut making down to a science. For a guy like me, who does things in their spare time, with less than professional tools, this is a lifesaver. Originally I bought a Black Tusq nut, simply because I don't have all the tools needed to make a nut from scratch. There is a definite sound difference, especially on the open notes. Took a littel work to get it just right for my application, but I'm sure much less time than if I had to make it from scratch. A great idea, a great product. Thanks Stewmac!

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