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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


$11.60

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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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Manufacturer's instructions for nut and saddle installation.

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5.0

Good, Inexpensive nut replacement

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I read some conflicting things about these nuts, but Im glad I bought it. I was repairing an old Lyle Doublecut, not too concerned with originality, and even though this nut wasn't designed for the guitar, it was very easy to work and adjust.

5.0

Drop in fit on epiphone

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Easy to install ,just had to file the ends a bit, a big improvement over the stock epi plastic nut where the strings would bind,I ordered this along with a bunch of spray cabs to refinish the same guitar,came out great! Stew mac express shipped me the nut after I could not find it in the order great service!

5.0

Plenty tone

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Verified Buyer


The only nuts I ever use anymore.

5.0

Fits like a glove!

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Verified Buyer


I got the Tusq nut #1874 for my new 2016 "Inspired by 1966" Epiphone Century for two reasons:

A) The original nut was made of a cheap looking nylon material, and...

B) The string spacing was about a 1/16" narrower than all my other guitars (1-5/16" versus 1-3/8"), and made things feel a little cramped.

The new Tusq nut came a little oversized so I had to sand it down to fit (it was about 1/8" wider and a hair thicker) otherwise the height and string spacing was perfect.

It does have a nice ivory appearence and looks a lot better than the nylon nut...

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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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.

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