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Unbleached Bone Nuts


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Our unbleached bone is harder than bleached 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.

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Unbleached Bone Nuts
 

For Fender® guitars and basses
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
Unbleached Bone Nuts  6000-V  Blank
1-7/8" x 9/32" x 1/8"
(47.63mm x 7.14mm x 3.18mm)
Yes
$4.22
12 or more $3.41  
24 or more $2.90  

Unbleached Bone Nuts  6001-V  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
Yes
$9.48
12 or more $8.06  
24 or more $6.85  

Unbleached Bone Nuts  6002-V  Shaped
1-45/64" x 3/16" x 1/8"
(43.26mm x 4.75mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top and bottom radius
Yes
$9.48
12 or more $8.06  
24 or more $6.85  


For Gibson® guitars, basses, banjos, and mandolins
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
Unbleached Bone Nuts  6010-V  Blank
2-3/16" x 7/16" x 3/16"
(55.56mm x 11.11mm x 4.76mm)
Yes
$5.96
12 or more $4.77  
24 or more $4.05  

Unbleached Bone Nuts  6011-V  Shaped
1-5/8" x 21/64" x 3/16"
(41.28mm x 8.33mm x 4.76mm)
12" (304.8mm) top radius
Yes
$11.95
12 or more $10.15  
24 or more $8.63  

Unbleached Bone Nuts  6012-V  Shaped
1-45/64" x 21/64" x 3/16"
(43.26mm x 8.33mm x 4.76mm)
12" (304.8mm) top radius
Yes
$11.95
12 or more $10.15  
24 or more $8.63  


For Martin® and classical guitars
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
Unbleached Bone Nuts  6020-V  Blank
2-3/16" x 7/16" x 1/4"
(55.56mm x 11.11mm x 6.35mm)
Yes
$6.75
12 or more $5.40  
24 or more $4.58  

Unbleached Bone Nuts  6022-V  Shaped
1-13/16" x 3/8" x 1/4"
(46.04mm x 9.53mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.2mm) top radius; angled bottom
Yes
$12.25
12 or more $10.42  
24 or more $8.85  

Unbleached Bone Nuts  6023-V  Shaped
1-13/16" x 21/64" x 1/4"
(46.04mm x 8.33mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.2mm) top radius; flat bottom
Yes
$12.25
12 or more $10.42  
24 or more $8.85  


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Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally preferred for making nuts and saddles on quality instruments.

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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Unbleached Bone Nuts
Unbleached Bone Nuts
 
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5 3-26-2014
Great Product

Much harder than bleached bone. I try to get all my customers to use unbleached bone.

jtrimble62  Summerville, SC Read my reviews (7)
5 2-02-2014
Unbleached Bone Nut

Great product well worth the cost. You may get one that is white and yellow, so you'll have to decide which spot to use or sand away. I will buy more of these.

Red Fox Guitars  Albert Lea, MN Read my reviews (15)
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5 1-29-2014
Added tone

A bone nut is not as critical as a bone saddle for good tone, but it definitely improves tone over plastic or Tusq nuts. It is the second most important thing you can do to improve tone. The third is bridge pins. Bleached or unbleached bone makes no difference on tone, only changing looks. Adding a bone nut is harder than adding a bone saddle due to the precision needed to shape and tune the nut for optimum playing. Anyone can put on a bone saddle, but not everyone can install a bone nut. It takes some skill to optimize the string depth. If you or a friend can install it correctly, it is worth every penny.

Old Hoss  Loudon, TN Read my reviews (6)
5 12-04-2013
Beautiful

Excellent quality that brought an old worn out Gibson back to life.

Washington  New York City Read my reviews (5)
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5 11-14-2013
Going nuts over nuts

After years and years of trying different materials for making nuts from synthetics to alloys and bone. Short of using ivory (which I don't use of course) man, I got to say go back to bone, it stands as alone. For long term quality of tone and last-ability, BONE. Given a choice bleached to unbleached. If color is an issue, bleached,if longevity is what you seek and not the color or shade, unbleached. I don't mean to sound repetitive, But they got it right in the early days, The masters used, you got it. BONE. Back to basics, back to bone. You'll never know the difference until you've had it...Cheers RS

rick's musical services  CA
5 10-23-2013
great parts

reliable, consistent, quality parts. bone pieces are dense and color is generally solid cream with some butter-colored grain. be careful - cats and dogs won't leave you alone while you're carving/sanding bone pieces!

drnavey  florence, sc Read my reviews (4)
5 10-16-2013
Unbleached Bone Nuts

Great tone enhancement and vintage look.

sneauxman  Aurora, CO Read my reviews (4)
5 10-04-2013
Nuts Are Supposed To Be Bone

This nut blank was just what my guitar needed. Sustain improved dramatically and dense bone polishes up very nicely. Highly recommended.

Steve C.  KS. Read my reviews (4)
5 9-14-2013
Color fits in

A recent flamenco blanca build didn't need the Pepsodent smile of bleached bone. The unbleached nut and saddle are subtle and blend in well.

Scott Reeves  Simsbury, CT Read my reviews (3)
5 8-07-2013
very good

I've used these on 3 guitars now & really like them. They are easy to shape up & they polish up really nice. Improves the tone too. I'm a believer.

ph  Florida Read my reviews (18)
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