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Man-made ivory from Graph Tech! Available in convenient ready-made shapes and sizes, TUSQ® nuts are preferred by many guitarmakers for rich tone and sustain.

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For Fender® guitars and basses
TUSQ Nuts For Fender, slotted, top and bottom radius

For Fender, slotted, top and bottom radius

1-3/8" (35.05mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 3/16" x 1/8"
(44.45mm x 4.45mm x 3.12mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top and bottom radius
Item # 4750
In stock, ready to ship!


6 or more $7.08
12 or more $6.41
TUSQ Nuts For Fender, slotted, top radius, flat bottom

For Fender, slotted, top radius, flat bottom

Slotted for guitar
1-3/8" (35.05mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 1/4" x 1/8"
(44.07mm x 6.14mm x 3.40mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top radius; flat bottom
Item # 1883
In stock, ready to ship!


6 or more $7.08
12 or more $6.41
For Gibson® guitars
TUSQ Nuts For Gibson, slotted

For Gibson, slotted

1-7/16" (36.20mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 11/32" x 3/16"
(44.07mm x 8.36mm x 4.98mm)
16" (406.40mm) top radius
Item # 1885
In stock, ready to ship!


6 or more $7.08
12 or more $6.41
For Epiphone® guitars
TUSQ Nuts For Epiphone, slotted

For Epiphone, slotted

1-3/8" (34.70mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 3/8" x 1/4"
(43.99mm x 9.19mm x 6.14mm)
14" (355.60mm) top radius
Item # 1874
In stock, ready to ship!


6 or more $7.08
12 or more $6.41
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


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Man-made ivory from Graph Tech! Available in convenient ready-made shapes and sizes, TUSQ® nuts are preferred by many guitarmakers for rich tone and sustain.

TUSQ is an advanced polymer that's formed under high heat and pressure for uniform density. It's designed to transfer string energy more efficiently, to make guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain. Final trimming required.

"TUSQ nuts and saddles have improved the sustain and clarity of our guitars. We now use them on all models." —Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars

Product Instructions

Graph Tech Instructions

Manufacturer's instructions for nut and saddle installation.

Ratings & Reviews


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Good Nut

By psaltis john from greece
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sounds good, but looks like cheap plastic!

It's basically plastic

By Tai Fu from Taiwan
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I can't say I like it. I shape nuts/saddle on a belt sander and this stuff like all plastics tend to melt and stick to the material. Also the tone isn't so good according to a customer. It sounds, feels, and cuts just like plastic, even if it is slightly better than the cheap plastic nut/saddles found on cheap guitars. I'm definitely going to stick with bone. It's cheap, plentiful, takes a beautiful polish, and it sounds great.

nice but ...

By john dough from nj
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 01, 2013

String spacing is fine, and it only require minimal shaping, but the slots were cut too deep so there was string buzz on the b and e strings. Maple shim did the job though.

Good, but be careful!

By Dave Dobson from Holmen WI
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 20, 2013

These nuts seem pretty decent compared to the quality of stock nuts on Les Pauls. However, the slots are cut much deeper on these and the nut itself is the same height as the stock nut. What I found was that these will not work without shimming, and that kind of defeats the purpose of using a nut like this. A better choice are the pre-slotted bone nuts. The slots are not cut as deep and the nut is taller, so you have some room for trimming to the correct height.

Best synthetic nut out there

By Terence from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 12, 2013

I have used Tusq nuts almost exclusively since I first tried them, but up until now I have ordered only the pre-shaped, pre-slotted versions for strats. This was my first crack at filing a Tusq nut and it was a pleasant one. It works well with the filing tools I already have and now I have a genuine intonation-friendly Tusq nut on a Les Paul!

Good nut

By theire ok from Avalon nj
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 23, 2013

I like tusq but you can never get an exact measurement (like most nuts) so there was a little over-hang, and was kind of bulky so I had to file a little (like all nuts). But I took too much off for it to even work. Gotta watch out for those files, some take more off then you want if you're not paying attention. But lucky for me, I had another nut handy.


By KL from Christchurch, New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 22, 2013

I installed to replace a standard plastic nut. Much nicer to listen to and slippery enough to not snag the strings.

TUSQ nut

By RCA from Allendale, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 15, 2013

Our worship leader had a fret buzz on the B string of his Breedlove acoustic when he played an Am chord. The slots in the original nut had worn down so the strings were too low. I replaced the original with the TUSQ #1885, which has the same string spread and similar overall dimensions.. All I had to do was sand it slightly to fit the slot and width of the neck. The strings are at the right height again and the fret buzz is gone.

Good Product

By heinz from Alton,Il
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 30, 2013

Never tried TUSQ products for a long time, I always thought the price was outrageous for a chunk of plastic. I was having problems with the tremolo on a PRS SE so decided I would try a TUSQ nut, all the guitar forums rave about them. After removing the old nut I tossed it on my work table, while getting the new nut out of the package it fell on my work table and I was surprised at the bright sound it made so I spent the next few minutes dropping both nuts and comparing the sound, quite remarkable difference. I never considered a nut having "Tone"...After cleaning the old glue from the nut slot I did a test fit, pretty close. I put a strip of self stick sandpaper on my work table and did a few strokes off the bottom of the nut and checked the height, it didn't take much. The nut was a bit too wide so ran each edge on my sandpaper until each end was flush, checking by laying the strings over the nut making sure it was centered. The corners were already nicely rounded so didn't bother with that. A few drops of white glue to hold the nut in place, strings retuned, and it all lined up perfectly. I thought I might have to file a few slots to adjust but no need. One reviewer complained about the slots being too shallow, really they should only be deep enough to hold the string, about the depth of half the string. Oh ya, it did help alot with my tremolo stability which is the reason I replaced the nut to start with, but it seems like there is a better tone involved. Since then I've replaced the nuts on about half a dozen other guitars, until I run across something better, which may never happen, I'll be using these expensive hunks of plastic because "They are worth it"!


By TisDale Custom Guitars from Renton, WA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tusq Never dissapoints. Quality is 100%, consistancy is 100%

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