TUSQ Nuts

TUSQ Nuts

Man-made ivory from Graph Tech! Available in convenient ready-made shapes and sizes, TUSQ® nuts are preferred by many guitarmakers for rich tone and sustain.

TUSQ is an advanced polymer that's formed under high heat and pressure for uniform density. It's designed to transfer string energy more efficiently, to make guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain. Final trimming required.

"TUSQ nuts and saddles have improved the sustain and clarity of our guitars. We now use them on all models." —Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars


$11.60

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For Fender® guitars and basses
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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TUSQ Nuts For Fender, top and bottom radius

For Fender, top and bottom radius

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

Item # 4750
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TUSQ Nuts For Fender, top radius, flat bottom

For Fender, top radius, flat bottom

1-3/8" (35.05mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 1/4" x 1/8"
(44.07mm x 6.14mm x 3.40mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top radius; flat bottom

Item # 1883
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For Gibson® guitars
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TUSQ Nuts For Gibson

For Gibson

1-7/16" (36.20mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 11/32" x 3/16"
(44.07mm x 8.36mm x 4.98mm)
16" (406.40mm) top radius

Item # 1885
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For Epiphone® guitars
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TUSQ Nuts For Epiphone

For Epiphone

1-3/8" (34.70mm) string spread
1-3/4" x 3/8" x 1/4"
(43.99mm x 9.19mm x 6.14mm)
14" (355.60mm) top radius

Item # 1874
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TUSQ Nuts

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Man-made ivory from Graph Tech! Available in convenient ready-made shapes and sizes, TUSQ® nuts are preferred by many guitarmakers for rich tone and sustain.

TUSQ is an advanced polymer that's formed under high heat and pressure for uniform density. It's designed to transfer string energy more efficiently, to make guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain. Final trimming required.

"TUSQ nuts and saddles have improved the sustain and clarity of our guitars. We now use them on all models." —Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars



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Graph Tech Instructions

Manufacturer's instructions for nut and saddle installation.

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5.0

First class service!

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Verified Buyer


The nut fit great.. Just a little sanding and it is perfect .. And what a difference it made! Thanks again guys for your first class service yet again

5.0

Great product!

By

Verified Buyer


Installed this on an early 2000's Harmony Sovereign reissue (Buck Owens red, white and blue) to replace the horrible plastic nut it came with. Had to file it down a little on each end, but otherwise it fit well. Carefully lowered the string slots with my Stew-Mac nut files, and it turned out very well! Improved tone as well.

5.0

Quality tone in 42mm!

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Verified Buyer



I bough this to upgrade my Strat-o-copy (you know, Asian made); it was a gift from my wife. I just like how it sounds (presumably basswood) and the 12” radius neck is fantastic. So It only needed a new nut (I had upgraded it with stacked pickups, steel bridge saddles, locking tuners, mint pickguard, the usual upgrades). Yes, it needed some final trimming (I just copied the existing plastic nut and voilá!). The change was noticeable from the first chord: it sounds a bit darker, with great sustain on lead work and with harmonics. Do your Asian-made guitar a favor and put one of these, you won’t regret!

5.0

Same old..the usual...

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Verified Buyer


Just the usual stellar service I have come to expect from StewMac!

The StewMaxx deal allows myself & other luthiers & techs the ability to buy & try without crushing shipping charges; I would imagine that you've seen a significant uptick in sales since its installation.

1.0

Too low

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Verified Buyer


I have a Gibson Les Paul... but its way too low.. Did not expect that :(

Response from StewMac


Hi Kjell-Vidar,
We're very sorry the TUSQ Nut for Gibson wasn't right for your guitar.
We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

great to have a head star

By

Verified Buyer


A lot less time to get a quality finish job.

5.0

Tusc nuts for better tone.

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Verified Buyer


I use the Epiphone XL for replacing the plastic nuts on my MIC les pauls. Improved tone and tuning conciderably.

5.0

Great tone, no hang ups

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Verified Buyer


These tusq nuts work very well, great tone and the string slips right through the slot without pinching or tuning problems. Money well spent, plan to convert all of my "gamers" over to these.

5.0

Stay in tune.

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Verified Buyer


I bought two in case I wanted to install on my other guitars. Will definitely use the other one too. No string binding and stays in tune after heavy use.

5.0

Good, Inexpensive nut replacement

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Verified Buyer


I read some conflicting things about these nuts, but Im glad I bought it. I was repairing an old Lyle Doublecut, not too concerned with originality, and even though this nut wasn't designed for the guitar, it was very easy to work and adjust.

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