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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!

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TUSQ XL Nuts
 

For Fender® guitars and basses
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
TUSQ XL Nuts  1890  Ivory color, unslotted
1-3/4" x 1/4" x 1/8"
(44.45mm x 6.20mm x 3.17mm)
10" (254mm) top radius; flat bottom
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  

TUSQ XL Nuts  1891  Ivory color, slotted for guitar
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
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  


For Gibson® guitars
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
TUSQ XL Nuts  1892  Ivory color, unslotted
1-29/32" x 3/8" x 3/16"
(48.39mm x 9.52mm x 4.88mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  

TUSQ XL Nuts  1893  Ivory color, slotted
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
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  


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Instructions
Tusq XL: Tone, Vintage Good Looks, Permanent Lubrication
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
TUSQ XL Nuts
 
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4 4-09-2014
Tusk Nut

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

toneman662  Sonora, Ca. Read my reviews (5)
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5 12-25-2013
TUSQ XL for Gibson LP Studio

I have an Alpine White Les Paul Studio that would not stay in tune and never felt quite right. I had tried a nut lubricant and it helped with the tuning stability but didn't really fix the problem. This fixed the problem! That guitar stays in tune and I was able to finally get a proper set up which makes it play like I had always imagined it would. This was my first time replacing a nut and now that I have done it I will never hesitate doing it again with other guitars. Excellent product!

Nate SLC  Salt Lake City, UT.
5 10-03-2013
Easy Install and Perfect Cut Nuts!

Installed these on my Import Strat ESP LTD ST guitar. Slight sanding is needed. Very easy to install if you follow the instruction. Instant tuning improvement is noticed. No more need to lubricate the nut. Tusq XL rocks! Would like to see stewmac stock Tusq XL for PRS SE model guitars too.

Rui Monte Da Silva  Dubai Read my reviews (5)
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5 8-01-2013
Great Lubricated Nut

A must for any electric guitar that has a vibrato arm. When I use the vibrato, the strings go right back into tune when the arm is released. The stock nut didn't work that way.

Brian B.  Hampton, VA Read my reviews (2)
5 6-14-2013
Works great for a trem guitar

Tried one in a build and worked great then put one in another strat with a wilkinson trem that is super silky and not binding what so ever.... Excellent for trem guitars...

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
5 5-12-2013
TUSQ XL Nuts

I liked the result! fitted perfect on the guitar, great looking nut and solved my customers tuning problem. This is a keeper.

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
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5 5-10-2013
Great guitar nuts!!

I grew up using real ivory nuts and bleached bone. On my newer guitars, I use Tusq XL nuts for my electric guitars with tremolos but also on some of my acoustics with locking tuners. The nuts and locking tuners help to keep the guitars in tune throughout a performance. Tusq was the first company I found which produced, what I think are the best and most consistent sounding synthetic nuts. When they came out with the lubricated nuts, I was overjoyed! Thanks TUSQ!

Johnny B. Goode  Huntington Beach, CA
5 4-14-2013
Love Tusq

I know unbleached bone is slightly better than tusq, but the quality and cosistancy is worth it. Theres nothing worse than putting a half hour into working bone just find a soft spot and you have to start all over.

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
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5 1-03-2013
Awesome! A breeze to install!

I originaly went with a bone nut for my strat and eventually messed it up. So I watched a couple videos and decided to go with these TUSQ nut. Needless to say, after 45 min. it was installed and ready to play! The color even matches the cream and shoreline gold! I'll more than likely use these from now on.

Ahab  Camby, IN Read my reviews (4)
5 7-12-2012
Nut working great

Have never replaced a nut on my own before.In the past have used luthiers. This was a garage sale FENDER/SQUIER strat a friend gave me. Sanded this Tusq nut down a bit so it would fit. I basically eye-balled it against another strat or tele for height. sanded a bit, checked fit and repeated a few times to get a snug fit. Also took some overlap off the ends. I have noticed this Tusq-teflon nut really does work as far preventing string binding at the nut. Plan on buying more... very pleased.

Matt S.  Desoto, Tx Read my reviews (4)
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