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Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally favored for quality instruments. Our unbleached bone is even harder than bleached white bone, and has a mottled cream vintage look. Its hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise slot filing.

Blank nuts have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.

Preshaped nuts will save you a LOT of work — a head start for the novice builder, and a bonus for the busy repair shop where time is money! The dimensions have been carefully researched, and minor trimming, slotting, and sanding are all that's needed to fit most popular guitars.


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For Fender® guitars and basses
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Fender, blank

For Fender, blank

Blank
1-7/8" x 9/32" x 1/8"
(47.63mm x 7.14mm x 3.18mm)

Item # 6000-V
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$4.22

12 or more $3.63
24 or more $3.12
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Fender, 7-1/4" radius

For Fender, 7-1/4" radius

Shaped
1-45/64" x 3/16" x 1/8"
(43.26mm x 4.75mm x 3.18mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top and bottom radius

Item # 6001-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$9.48

12 or more $8.15
24 or more $7.02
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Fender, 10" radius

For Fender, 10" radius

Shaped
1-45/64" x 3/16" x 1/8"
(43.26mm x 4.75mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top and bottom radius

Item # 6002-V
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$9.48

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For Gibson® guitars, basses, banjos, and mandolins
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Gibson, blank

For Gibson, blank

Blank
2-3/16" x 7/16" x 3/16"
(55.56mm x 11.11mm x 4.76mm)

Item # 6010-V
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$5.96

12 or more $5.13
24 or more $4.41
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Gibson, shaped, 1-5/8" length

For Gibson, shaped, 1-5/8" length

Shaped
1-5/8" x 21/64" x 3/16"
(41.28mm x 8.33mm x 4.76mm)
12" (304.8mm) top radius

Item # 6011-V
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$11.95

12 or more $10.28
24 or more $8.84
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Gibson, shaped, 1-45/64" length

For Gibson, shaped, 1-45/64" length

Shaped
1-45/64" x 21/64" x 3/16"
(43.26mm x 8.33mm x 4.76mm)
12" (304.8mm) top radius

Item # 6012-V
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$11.95

12 or more $10.28
24 or more $8.84
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For Martin® and classical guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Martin, blank

For Martin, blank

Blank
2-3/16" x 7/16" x 1/4"
(55.56mm x 11.11mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 6020-V
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$6.75

12 or more $5.80
24 or more $4.99
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Martin, shaped, 1-13/16" length

For Martin, shaped, 1-13/16" length

Shaped; angled bottom
1-13/16" x 3/8" x 1/4"
(46.04mm x 9.53mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.2mm) top radius; angled bottom

Item # 6022-V
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$12.25

12 or more $10.53
24 or more $9.06
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Unbleached Bone Nuts For Martin, shaped, 1-13/16" length, flat bottom

For Martin, shaped, 1-13/16" length, flat bottom

Shaped; flat bottom
1-13/16" x 21/64" x 1/4"
(46.04mm x 8.33mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.2mm) top radius; flat bottom

Item # 6023-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$12.25

12 or more $10.53
24 or more $9.06
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Unbleached Bone Nuts

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Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally favored for quality instruments. Our unbleached bone is even harder than bleached white bone, and has a mottled cream vintage look. Its hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise slot filing.

Blank nuts have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.

Preshaped nuts will save you a LOT of work — a head start for the novice builder, and a bonus for the busy repair shop where time is money! The dimensions have been carefully researched, and minor trimming, slotting, and sanding are all that's needed to fit most popular guitars.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

The best nut-making material: Bone for Tone!

Customers ask, "What material makes the best string nut?" Erick Coleman's says it's Bone for Tone.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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My preferred choice!

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Their bone material is consistent, and always Square. Their cold machining ensures no loss of natural oils.

5.0

Great Nuts!

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Making a couple of Tele style neck out of Koa and Macassar Ebony...these will bring out the tone!

5.0

Lots of Spare Material to Work With

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I ordered the flat bottomed nut material for Fender style necks. There's plenty of material to work with.

The material is about .142" thick, meaning you have to remove a slight bit of material to fit the nominal .125" nut slot. Note that my nut slot comes in at about .130.

I always keep some of these blanks in my toolbox.

5.0

Solid replacement.

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Bought this to create a custom string nut. Excellent quality. Be prepared to use some elbow grease if you are cutting this by hand.

5.0

Best quality

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The best available, period.

5.0

I keep these on hand in the shop

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The vintage bone nut (unbleached) are the best I've ever used. They polish up like lacquer with no veining as with some bone material.

5.0

right sized nut blank

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Had trouble finding a good blank for the narrow Gibson neck width. This one fit with minimal trimming.

5.0

Your products are top notch and your customer service is the same.

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Your products are the greatest and your customer service is far above par. It is one great company.

5.0

Excellent bone

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I bought a thick but and have been able to use one blank for two instruments. Nice, dense material!

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Unbleached

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I used these blanks on a 1930s Gibson made Carson J Robison guitar. The color was perfect and blends right in with this well loved and played hard and hung up wet instrument. The first saddle blank had a slight curve to it and since it was such a wide one I was fabricating I wasn't sure it would have enough meat once I flattened it. I called customer service and explained my concern and they sent me another one the next day. This is just one of the reasons I buy all of my supplies from StewMac.

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