ZerO Glide Nuts

ZerO Glide Nuts

The easy way to install a nut, and accurate string height is built in.

Better tuning, better open string tone
The zero fret approach reduces string contact in the nut by 93%. Strings glide freely on the polished fret, and return to tune fast and reliably.

No modification needed
No cutting or changing your guitar. You can switch back to your conventional nut if you ever feel like it. Fretboard radius is not an issue: choose the ZerO Glide that fits your guitar, and the zero fret flexes to conform to your fretboard.

Available preslotted for most string spacings, and unslotted for any situation.

Upgrade option! ZerO Glide now available in stainless steel
ZerO Glide now offers stainless steel zero frets, available seperately. You can easily install these frets in your existing Zero Glide nut, or add them to a new installation.


$34.00

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Preslotted ZerO Glide Nuts
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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-7F Slotted for Fender

ZS-7F Slotted for Fender

Length: 1-11/16" (42.8mm)
Height: 13/64" (4.9mm)
Thickness: 7/64" (2.82mm)
String Spacing: 1-3/8" (34.8mm)
Radius: 9.5"; fits 7.25" to 12"

Item # 7030-F
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-1 Slotted for Gibson

ZS-1 Slotted for Gibson

Length: 1-51/64" (45.8mm)
Height: 15/32" (12mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
String Spacing: 1-7/16" (36.5mm)
Radius: 12"; fits 8" to 16"

Item # 7030-G
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-3 Slotted for Martin

ZS-3 Slotted for Martin

Length: 1-49/64" (44.7mm)
Height: 15/32" (11.9mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
String Spacing: 1-23/64" (34.5mm)
Radius: 16"; fits 12" to 20"
This is a flat-bottomed Martin nut, not an angled-bottom nut.

Item # 7030-M
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-5 Slotted for Taylor

ZS-5 Slotted for Taylor

Length: 1-51/64" (45.8mm)
Height: 15/32" (11.7mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
String Spacing: 1-13/32" (35.7mm)
Radius: 16", fits 12" to 20"

Item # 7030-T
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-14 Slotted for Dreadnought

ZS-14 Slotted for Dreadnought

Length: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
Height: 15/32" (11.7mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
String Spacing: 1-15/32" (37.5mm)
Radius: 16"; fits 12" to 20"

Item # 7030-D
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-15 Slotted for 000 Guitar

ZS-15 Slotted for 000 Guitar

Length: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
Height: 15/32" (11.7mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
String Spacing: 1-33/64" (38.5mm)
Radius: 16"; fits 12" to 20"

Item # 7030-000
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-13 Slotted for Classical

ZS-13 Slotted for Classical

Length: 2-1/8" (53.8mm)
Height: 7/16" (11mm)
Thickness: 13/64" (5.25mm)
String Spacing: 1-45/64" (43.3mm)
Radius: Flat (fits flat to 16")

Item # 7030-CL
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-8 Slotted for Banjo

ZS-8 Slotted for Banjo

Length: 1-29/64" (37mm)
Height: 15/32" (12mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
String Spacing: 1" (25.4mm)
Radius: Flat (fits flat to 16")

Item # 7030-B
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZS-10 Slotted for Mandolin

ZS-10 Slotted for Mandolin

Length: 1-17/64" (32.3mm)
Height: 15/32" (12mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (6mm)
String Spacing: 61/64" (24.4mm)
Radius: Flat (fits flat to 16")

Item # 7030-MA
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$34.00

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Unslotted ZerO Glide Nuts
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ZerO Glide Nuts ZB-12F Unslotted for Fender

ZB-12F Unslotted for Fender

Length: 1-11/16" (42.9mm)
Height: 13/64" (5.1mm)
Thickness: 7/64" (2.82mm)
Radius: 9.5"; fits 7.25" to 12"

Item # 7030-FB
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZB-2 Unslotted for Gibson

ZB-2 Unslotted for Gibson

Length: 1-25/32" (45.4mm)
Height: 15/32" (12mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
Radius: 12"; fits 8" to 16"

Item # 7030-GB
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZB-4 Unslotted for Martin/Taylor

ZB-4 Unslotted for Martin/Taylor

Length: 1-57/64" (48mm)
Height: 15/32" (11.9mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
Radius: 16"; fits 12" to 20"
This is a flat-bottomed Martin nut, not an angled-bottom nut.

Item # 7030-MB
In stock, ready to ship!

$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts ZB-11 Unslotted for 12-string

ZB-11 Unslotted for 12-string

Length: 2" (50.7mm)
Height: 15/32" (11.9mm)
Thickness: 15/64" (5.9mm)
Radius: 16", fits 12" to 20"

Item # 7030-12
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$34.00

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ZerO Glide Nuts

About This Item

The easy way to install a nut, and accurate string height is built in.

Better tuning, better open string tone
The zero fret approach reduces string contact in the nut by 93%. Strings glide freely on the polished fret, and return to tune fast and reliably.

No modification needed
No cutting or changing your guitar. You can switch back to your conventional nut if you ever feel like it. Fretboard radius is not an issue: choose the ZerO Glide that fits your guitar, and the zero fret flexes to conform to your fretboard.

Available preslotted for most string spacings, and unslotted for any situation.

Upgrade option! ZerO Glide now available in stainless steel
ZerO Glide now offers stainless steel zero frets, available seperately. You can easily install these frets in your existing Zero Glide nut, or add them to a new installation.


Simpler than making a nut from scratch
Making a traditional nut is tricky: it means cutting six string slots, each to a perfect depth. The ZerO Glide is so much easier: the built-in zero fret sets all the string heights at once, uniformly. The precut string slots are only needed for string spacing.

Swap out your existing nut
ZerO Glide is a direct replacement, with sizes to fit a wide range of guitars and banjos. You get four frets of different heights, to match the frets on your guitar. These are of a special nickel silver alloy that's harder and longer-wearing than conventional frets.

The zero fret sits at the exact right point for accurate intonation. Tuning is smoother too, as the strings glide across the polished fret surface.

"It was an improvement on my banjo... It actually means the nut sounds exactly like the fretted notes. So if you're doing music like I do, where you're going back and forth from open to closed strings in different places up and down the neck, having them sound exactly the same is an improvement. I found it was a fuller sound. I'm a fan of that."
Bela Fleck, Banjoist and Composer

"It's a totally logical way to do a string nut. If you want exactly the same tone on an open string and a fretted string, there's nothing quite like putting a fret there."
Rick Turner, Rick Turner Guitar Company

Installation instructions included. Minor trimming may be needed.



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Zero Glide Nuts Sizing Sheet

Find the Zero Glide Nut that fits your instrument.

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How To Install the ZerO Glide

How to install the ZerO Glide Nut in your instrument.

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5.0

Great Product

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I bought this to hopefully correct intonation problems at the frets closest to the nut on my Fender Duo Sonic. A good local repair shop wanted $80 to replace the existing nut but I wanted to see if the Zer0 Glide would solve the problem. I spent a little over an hour sanding down the nub under the nut, sanding for width, sanding nut length, and cutting and filing the zero fret itself. I was able to use the lowest height fret wire. After putting the strings back on, the intonation was spot on for all frets. If I had to replace nuts on any of my other guitars, I would try Zer0 Glide first.

4.0

not a perfect fit

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Verified Buyer


I had to shim the bottom of this ZerO Glide Nut on my StewMac Strat project. It seems to work just fine now that it is in place.

5.0

A great upgrade!

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Verified Buyer


Installed this on my pawn shop epi. A little shaping and picking the right fret. Done. It is amazing how it changed this guitar. Plays better, tunes easier. Thanks for the great service.

5.0

Great service

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After reading good things about it, I ordered a Zero Glide nut for my electric guitar from Stew Mac. Almost immediately I suspected I had ordered the wrong size. A quickly answered Email confirmed my error. Return was simple. Return form is on the back of the receipt. No charge for restocking or freight charge to send the correct unit back to me.
I will shop with them again for sure.
Jack

5.0

Excellent produce

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Verified Buyer


Replaced nut on Fender Tele. Results are excellent. will buy another one for my strat.

5.0

Solved all my problems with my Home Built Dread

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Verified Buyer


Tried fabricating my own nut about 4 times and still couldn't get it right. This was well worth the time and money. Worked like a charm.

5.0

greatest action

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Verified Buyer


i have these on a Gibson SJ 200 & two Spanish classical guitars, and have the best action & play-ability ever.................a side note: what i'v done is find the lowest treble fret and cut it in half (filing smooth is a must) and then try the next one up for the bass strings; both of the classical guitars have the lowest fret for the trebles, the next one up for A & D, and a short cut on the biggest fret for the E bass. Your left hand is going to appreciate the 0 glides!

5.0

Fairly easy install!

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Verified Buyer


Great product! Made my cheap, unplayable mandolin play like a champ. I’d never done any nut work before and was a little intimidated. The string spacing on the pre slotted nut was perfect!

5.0

Forget slot depth

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Verified Buyer


Great product to improve playability of a Strat.

5.0

Went on my '80 Epiphone Acoustic Like a Charm

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Bought the Gibson acoustic version and, following the instructions, had a successful implementation on my '80 Epiphone dreadnaught. Definate improvement in sustain and easier playability. I'm no luthier but can do the basic stuff and the instructions made it pretty easy. Jut make sure you have the tools - especially the sandpaper for shaping and glue.

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