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
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, 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

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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
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
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$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
+
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

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!

5.0

Slotted Bone Nut (Amazing Difference)

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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!

5.0

Good quality upgrade

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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.

5.0

Ahhh The smell of sanded bone

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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.

5.0

String Nut Replacements

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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.

5.0

slotted unbleached bone nut

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This item made my '59 spec Telecaster project go so smoothly. The fit in the nut slot was excellent with no excess play and the string spacing was ideal. I cut the slots deeper using gauged files from Stewart-MacDonald to achieve the correct height above the first fret, which I measured with the Stew-Mac nut slotting gauge. The bone was very easy to work with and and after final shaping and polishing looked exactly like a vintage Fender nut. And the tone is amazing. I have several Teles, but none are as lively sounding as the one I installed this nut on. Bone really makes a difference! It is now one of my favorite guitars. I will install one of these nuts on every Strat or Tele I build from now on.

5.0

Best Available!

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I couldn't ask for better sound than I got from these bone nuts. I placed them on the neck with a dab of cement placed the strings on the guitar and used the guitar that night at church.

5.0

Time saving!

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A slotted nut that just needs the bottom filed down and the sides slightly shaped, worked great for my Norman six string acoustic. Its the same string spacing as a Martin so it worked dandy.

5.0

Nice Nuts

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I got a radiused bottom nut as part of a restoration job on a '65 Fender Jazzmaster. The original was bone, and this is just what the doctor ordered. The slots and height were perfect, I only had to shorten the length a bit. I couldn't have finished this any other way. Thanx, Stew Mac!!!!!

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