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TUSQ Nuts

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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


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For Fender® guitars and basses
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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TUSQ Nuts For Fender, top and bottom radius

For Fender, 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
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TUSQ Nuts For Fender, top radius, flat bottom

For Fender, top radius, flat bottom

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
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For Gibson® guitars
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TUSQ Nuts For Gibson

For Gibson

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
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For Epiphone® guitars
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TUSQ Nuts For Epiphone

For Epiphone

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
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TUSQ Nuts

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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


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5.0

Great replacement for Fender American

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I got this for my Fender American as the old nut had split. This dropped in very easily once I filed out the glue. Much smoother than the original one and doesn't have any skipping or slipping that I can tell!

5.0

Direct drop in!

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Bought thIs for my Epiphone LP Standard. Stock nut was cut way too deep, bound up the strings. This one dropped right in with a couple drops of glue. No issues. Slotted just right.

1.0

Wide slots

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String slots are too wide, getting a nasty buzz from G and B strings. using .010's

4.0

Good Nut

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Sounds good, but looks like cheap plastic!

3.0

It's basically plastic

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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.

2.0

nice but ...

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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.

3.0

Good, but be careful!

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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.

5.0

Best synthetic nut out there

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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!

4.0

Good nut

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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.

4.0

TUSQ Nut

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

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