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
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$14.98

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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.


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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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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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.

slotted unbleached bone nut

By cheebzh22 from Camp Hill, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 19, 2012


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.

Best Available!

By Ken Landis from Gap, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 16, 2012


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.

Time saving!

By Carl Melissas from Asheville,NC.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 15, 2012


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.

Nice Nuts

By Dave Yanosh from Kingston, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 14, 2012


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!!!!!

Unbleached Pre Cut Bone Nut

By jmollica from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 13, 2012


I have read many reviews about how replacing a nut with a bone nut greatly improves tuning and tone. I have always shrugged it off, but when I got frustrated with tuning issues with the standard nut that came stock with my Gibson CS336 (Best Guitar I ever played), I installed this nut myself and WOW!!! My Guitar stays in tune perfectly and I have noticed a brighter tighter sound. I am so glad you guys finally made these slotted. I have no experience installing these, but watched a video on Youtube. It was a breeze and there was NO additional filing needed. I use 10s to 52s and they fit great. Thank you Stu Mac!!!

Pre-slotted bone nut

By Les Tomazic from Glendale,az
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 12, 2012


In May 2006 I put together the Stew Mac Dreadnaught Kit. I had adirondack spruce sound board wood and made my own top instead of using the top supplied. It is really devoloping a tremendous sound. I messed up the slotting and will replace the nut with the newly pre-slotted nut at the next string change. I enjoy playing it more than my Martin HD28V.

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