Mitchell Abrasive Cord

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Guitar floss! After using your nut files, smooth the string notches with Mitchell Abrasive Cord. It helps keep the strings from binding in the slots, for more reliable tuning.

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.015" (.38mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #60

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.018" (.46mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #55

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.030" (.76mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #54

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.055" (1.40mm), 150-grit, Mitchell's #52

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Guitar floss! After using your nut files, smooth the string notches with Mitchell Abrasive Cord. It helps keep the strings from binding in the slots, for more reliable tuning.

Available in four versatile thicknesses, Mitchell Abrasive Cord also smooths the string notches in metal bridge saddles, to reduce string breakage.

12-foot roll (3.66 meters).

Tough Mitchell Abrasive Cord is coated with durable silicon carbide and aluminum oxide microgrit. It's great for smoothing the string slots in archtop guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and resonator guitar bridges, to help eliminate string buzz.

Cleans screw threads
Deburrs metal and plastic
Smooths fine edge details in sawn pearl inlays
Smooths bridge pin hole string slots
12-foot (3.66 meter) roll

You'll find lots of other handy uses for it in your shop!


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yes, you should

By Tiunov (22) from Moscow, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 12, 2012


I use it maybe twice a year or so. Perfect for smoothing those string-breaking saddles on tune-o-matics. Also useful when you need to make a bone nut slot a little wider without chipping the edge (common problem if working with nut files).

So it isn't a "must have" tool, but definitely a "should have". Strongly recommended.

Clean groove!

By JJuk from Fullerton, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 10, 2011


This is just what the doctor ordered for cleaning your nuts. Get your mind out of the gutterùYou know what I mean. Seriously, it eliminated the little pops and snaps that happen while tuning.

Aprasive Cord

By dsteiner from Mechanicsburg, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 09, 2011


The thicker cords are a must have. The thinner ones break to easy. They need to be reinforced a bit more. The breaking would be my only complaint. Other than that they are a good buy.

Versatile and a money saver!

By GuitarMonster from Thorndale, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 03, 2011


These abrasive chords are a money saver. You can use them to smooth nut slots after roughing them up with the Gauged saws saving your Double Edge and Gauged slot nut files. They last and can be reused before discarding them.

Pretty flimsy in bone nuts

By Lumpy from Phoenix
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I don't really find that Mitchell's does much abrading or polishing of bone nut slots. It seems to 'clean out' the slot of bone dust. But it pretty much self destructs before it does any kind of sanding. I will likely return to waxed dental floss for use in cleaning nut slots.

good stuff

By terry chapman from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 10, 2011


Great for polishing slots but tend to break easily.

Nut slots & saddles are smoother than ever

By Old Town Gutiars from Georgetown, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 22, 2011


After years of using pencil graphite in nut slots and dealing with rough bridge saddles, this abrasive cord has become an essential finishing touch during nut installation and setups. Strings now glide through the nut without 'pinging' and no longer break on sharp bridge saddle slots.

No complaints

By Buck from Archdale, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 02, 2011


Polishing the nut slots with the abrasive cord stopped the slot pinching the string.

Great idea, but fragile

By Dan O from St Louis, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I purchased the thinnest, .015" version. Works great to finish off TOM bridge slots, but prone to breakage. May not be as big an issue with the larger diameter versions. Great idea, and works well-- I'll try a larger diameter next time.

Accurate stuff

By Julyan Wallis, Guitar Doctor UK from Cornwall, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 04, 2011


These take 'finickity' to the next level, good results, another must have for saddle and nut slots.

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