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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
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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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4.0

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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.

5.0

TUSQ nut

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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.

5.0

Good Product

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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"!

5.0

Great

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

4.0

Tusq nut

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Great product, excellent string spacing, easy to install, and tone is great too. I often use these on my guitars, and recommend them to clients all the time.

4.0

Not bad

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Bought this as a replacement for an Epi Les Paul. Took some work to get the fit exactly right and while I didn't find it to be a huge improvement it is better than the original.

5.0

Great Nut

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All Graph Tech nut compounds are truly an advancement in string nut technology. Like good tone woods, their string nuts also produce a tap tone (a musical note) which help to enhance tone sonically. In contrast to bone, micarta, Delrin, Corrian, plastic, horn, and other laminates, Graph Tech seems to be more uniform in consistency and easier to cut than other man-made materials and last as long as any of them as well.

5.0

Tusq Nuts

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The only Nuts. Great Tone & sustain and are easier to work with.

2.0

Very misleading

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I purchased a slotted pre-shaped nut for my guitar thinking it would require very minimal sanding. Not only was the nut too tall and too wide for the neck, the slots were way to shallow. Be advised that these slotted nuts may still require a heck of a lot of work to get them fitting right.

5.0

Saved me from going "Nuts"

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Slotting bone for guitar nuts has always been difficult for me. I usually build guitars with a 1-7/8" nut so the Martin style pre-slotted are perfect. Great quality and plenty of oversize to work with for fitting and adjustment. Well worth the price.

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