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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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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
6125 .015" (.38mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #60 Yes

6126 .018" (.46mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #55 Yes

6127 .030" (.76mm), 200-grit, Mitchell's #54 Yes

6128 .055" (1.40mm), 150-grit, Mitchell's #52 Yes

6129 Set of all 4 SAVE $1.50 Yes

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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).

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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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Mitchell Abrasive Cord
Mitchell Abrasive Cord
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5 11-10-2011
Clean groove!

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

JJuk  Fullerton, CA Read my reviews (25)
4 11-09-2011
Aprasive Cord

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.

dsteiner  Mechanicsburg, PA Read my reviews (9)
5 11-03-2011
Versatile and a money saver!

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.

GuitarMonster  Thorndale, PA Read my reviews (5)
1 10-12-2011
Pretty flimsy in bone nuts

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.

Lumpy  Phoenix Read my reviews (2)
4 10-10-2011
good stuff

Great for polishing slots but tend to break easily.

terry chapman  UK Read my reviews (12)
4 8-17-2011
Nice finisher

They were great for removing the burrs from the metal. They did break easily...that's my only critisism.

Sflycaster  Vacaville, California Read my reviews (2)
5 7-22-2011
Nut slots & saddles are smoother than ever

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.

Old Town Gutiars  Georgetown, TX Read my reviews (4)
5 7-02-2011
No complaints

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

Buck  Archdale, NC Read my reviews (7)
4 5-31-2011
Great idea, but fragile

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.

Dan O  St Louis, MO Read my reviews (6)
5 5-04-2011
Accurate stuff

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

Julyan Wallis, Guitar Doctor UK  Cornwall, UK Read my reviews (45)
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