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
In stock, ready to ship!

$14.98

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24 or more $11.09
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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
In stock, ready to ship!

$14.98

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24 or more $11.09
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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
In stock, ready to ship!

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

$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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Ratings & Reviews

Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

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Good Quality

By Nathan K from NC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 24, 2012


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

Muy bueno.

By Gabriel from Peru
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 17, 2012


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"

Time Saver

By Tom Sawyer (really!) from Vernon, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 17, 2012


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!

nice tone...

By Steve Canon from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 13, 2012


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!

Just in time!

By Charles Sawka from Antigua/Barbuda--West Indies
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 09, 2012


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>

Super Helpful

By MUYFUE from San Antonio TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 09, 2012


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!

Slotted Bone Nut (Amazing Difference)

By Frank's Dad from Toronto, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 05, 2012


I changed my chinese guitars nut from plastic to Bone. What a difference on the Acoustic. Wow, What a difference sound expensive now. I bought 4 and did all my guitars. The les paul has way more sustain. on all 4 guitars nothing needed to be done at all. No sanding at all! The Bridge saddle of bone was lots of sanding but it was worth it as it sounds like a $3000 guitar now for less than $500. Special thanks to Mike at StewMac for his amazing Human resources work at fixing MY mistake for free! God bless ya'll at StewMac!

Good quality upgrade

By Destroyer of Warranties from Houston, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 05, 2012


Strong, good quality replacement and upgrade for my Gibson Melody Maker and Gibson Faded Flying V. The bright white stock "corrian" nut was taken out of both instruments and replaced with this item. I needed to lightly sand off the ends so that the nut was flush with the sides of the neck.

I should mention these items are also tough. I dropped one of them onto a concrete floor and didn't see any sign of cracking or breaking. The pre-cut slots are VERY handy too.

Ahhh The smell of sanded bone

By Scott B from Vestal, NY,  USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 02, 2012


Bright, good sustain. When properly cut, no hang up at the nut! Wear a mask if using a belt or disk sander to trim it down.

String Nut Replacements

By sstaewen from San Rafael, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 29, 2012


I had broken string nuts on my Gibson SG and Flying V and had been wanting to replace a plastic one on a Epiphone Dot. As a musician I had my reservations but with the slotted bone nuts sized for Gibson I was able to get all three done in no time with no problems. I followed Dan Erlewine's instructions for removal of the existing nut and the replacements fit like a glove. This was a totally painless experience.

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