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TUSQ XL Nuts

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Self-lubricating nuts from Graph Tech are ideal for string bending and tremolo work. Now in more sizes!

Extra slippery: TUSQ XL® is impregnated with Teflon® (500% more slippery than graphite). During tremolo bends, the strings slide in the slots, returning to accurate pitch.

Dense and resonant: Pressure-formed TUSQ transfers string energy more efficiently, without dead spots found in natural materials. Guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain.

Pre-shaped: Slotted or unslotted, they require only minor trimming.

Ivory color now available
Customers have asked for a white version of their favorite Black TUSQ XL. That turned out to be easier said than done, and took years to perfect, but now it's here! It looks like ivory, but won't chip or flake.


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TUSQ XL Nuts Unslotted for Fender

Unslotted for Fender

Flat bottom
1-3/4" x 1/4" x 1/8"
(44.45mm x 6.20mm x 3.17mm)
10" (254mm) top radius; flat bottom

Item # 1890
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TUSQ XL Nuts Slotted for Fender

Slotted for Fender

For flat or curved nut slot
1-3/8" (35.05mm) string spread
1-11/16" x 3/16" x 1/8"
(42.93mm x 5.08mm x 3.40mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top and bottom radius

Item # 1891
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For Gibson® guitars
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TUSQ XL Nuts Unslotted for Gibson

Unslotted for Gibson

1-29/32" x 3/8" x 3/16"
(48.39mm x 9.52mm x 4.88mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius

Item # 1892
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TUSQ XL Nuts Slotted for Gibson

Slotted for Gibson

1-7/16" (36.20mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 3/8" x 3/16"
(44.07mm x 9.30mm x 4.98mm)
16" (406.40mm) top radius

Item # 1893
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TUSQ XL Nuts

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Self-lubricating nuts from Graph Tech are ideal for string bending and tremolo work. Now in more sizes!

Extra slippery: TUSQ XL® is impregnated with Teflon® (500% more slippery than graphite). During tremolo bends, the strings slide in the slots, returning to accurate pitch.

Dense and resonant: Pressure-formed TUSQ transfers string energy more efficiently, without dead spots found in natural materials. Guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain.

Pre-shaped: Slotted or unslotted, they require only minor trimming.

Ivory color now available
Customers have asked for a white version of their favorite Black TUSQ XL. That turned out to be easier said than done, and took years to perfect, but now it's here! It looks like ivory, but won't chip or flake.


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Using this pre-formed, slotted nut for a Gibson made a timely job quick and easy. It was just a little thicker than the old nut on the Takamine G330 Student Guitar but 3 minutes on 80 grit using my nut and saddle sander on the face fixed that beautifully. A little filing with an extra fine file to smooth it up and the nut was ready to install. From start to finish including cleanup of slot, gluing, strings, and tuning was just under an hour.

Never having done this before, I relied on the expertise of SM Customer Service and Dan Erlewine’s blog on “Making a Nut, Step-by-Step” which can be found on their site under How To – Online Resources – Nuts + Saddles.

The saddle fits perfect and, not to brag, I honestly cannot tell it was not factory installed. The action is the same as before and the sound is a little less tinny which is a plus for me. All-in-all I am very pleased with this TUSQ XL Nut and with SW’s help in locating a suitable replacement Nut and aiding in educating me on how to do the job.

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Gibson nut replacement

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Unfortunately I tried to adjust the nut height by filing the slots and went a tad too much rendering my LP unplayable. Without much thought, I came right to StuMac to get a new nut. This nut almost required no further adjustment, except for a minimal shaving of the bottom to achieve the factory settings.

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Tusk Nut

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Very Happy with the Tusq nut. Easy to work with. Plays great. Doesn't bind with the tremolo

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