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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

“Starting with one of these slotted nuts saves me about an hour per job. And they're unbleached bone, my favorite for tone.”
—Erick Coleman, StewMac tech advisor

Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
You already know bone nuts sound better than plastic. Good news: our vintage-look unbleached bone nuts are now available pre-slotted! It's easier than ever to install a perfect, super-hard nut. That's a huge time savings—especially in professional repair shops.

The slots are proportionally-spaced, using the same method as our String Spacing Rule. This means the strings feel right all across the neck—no crowding on the heavier bass strings.

These beautifully shaped nuts are StewMac exclusives, with research and design by our repair experts. Final fitting is all you'll need to do.


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For Fender® guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, 7-1/4" radius

For Fender, 7-1/4" radius

1-45/64" x 15/64" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.99mm x 3.18mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top and bottom radius
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6001-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.94

12 or more $16.29
24 or more $14.02
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, flat bottom, 7-1/4" radius

For Fender, flat bottom, 7-1/4" radius

1-45/64" x 15/64" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.99mm x 3.18mm)
7-1/4" (184.15mm) top radius; flat bottom
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6004-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.94

12 or more $16.29
24 or more $14.02
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, 9-1/2" radius

For Fender, 9-1/2" radius

1-45/64" x 7/32" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.79mm x 3.18mm)
9-1/2" (254mm) top and bottom radius
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6002-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.94

12 or more $16.29
24 or more $14.02
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Fender, flat bottom, 9-1/2" radius

For Fender, flat bottom, 9-1/2" radius

1-45/64" x 7/32" x 1/8"
(43.48mm x 5.79mm x 3.18mm)
9-1/2" (254mm) top radius; flat bottom
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6003-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.94

12 or more $16.29
24 or more $14.02
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For Gibson® guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Gibson, standard string spread

For Gibson, standard string spread

1-3/4" x 23/64" x 3/16"
(44.5mm x 9.09mm x 4.80mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
1-13/32" (35.56mm) string spread

Item # 6012-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$19.53

12 or more $16.80
24 or more $14.45
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Gibson, narrow string spread

For Gibson, narrow string spread

1-45/64" x 21/64" x 3/16"
(43.48mm x 8.59mm x 4.80mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
1-21/64" (33.65mm) string spread

Item # 6013-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$19.53

12 or more $16.80
24 or more $14.45
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For Martin® guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, angle bottom

For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, angle bottom

1-13/16" x 13/32" x 1/4"
(46.02mm x 10.29mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-17/32" (38.86mm) string spread

Item # 6022-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$19.66

12 or more $16.91
24 or more $14.55
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, angle bottom

For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, angle bottom

1-23/32" x 13/32" x 1/4"
(43.49mm x 10.29mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-15/32" (37.21mm) string spread

Item # 6024-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$19.66

12 or more $16.91
24 or more $14.55
+
Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, flat bottom

For Martin 1-3/4" neck width, flat bottom

1-13/16" x 21/64" x 1/4"
(46.02mm x 8.59mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-17/32" (38.86mm) string spread

Item # 6023-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$19.66

12 or more $16.91
24 or more $14.55
+
Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, flat bottom

For Martin 1-11/16" neck width, flat bottom

1-23/32" x 21/64" x 1/4"
(43.49mm x 8.59mm x 6.35mm)
18" (457.20mm) top radius
1-15/32" (37.21mm) string spread

Item # 6025-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$19.66

12 or more $16.91
24 or more $14.55
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Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

About This Item

“Starting with one of these slotted nuts saves me about an hour per job. And they're unbleached bone, my favorite for tone.”
—Erick Coleman, StewMac tech advisor

Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
You already know bone nuts sound better than plastic. Good news: our vintage-look unbleached bone nuts are now available pre-slotted! It's easier than ever to install a perfect, super-hard nut. That's a huge time savings—especially in professional repair shops.

The slots are proportionally-spaced, using the same method as our String Spacing Rule. This means the strings feel right all across the neck—no crowding on the heavier bass strings.

These beautifully shaped nuts are StewMac exclusives, with research and design by our repair experts. Final fitting is all you'll need to do.



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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Does this bone nut fit my guitar?

Erick Coleman answers a question that's come up a lot lately: how to find the right size replacement nut. He introduces a new Sizing Sheet that makes measuring easy for anybody.

How to fit a preshaped nut on a guitar

Tips for fitting a shaped and slotted nut. Dan Erlewine tries a preshaped nut in his own Fender Strat: it's so easy "it's almost like cheating!"

Instructions

Product Instructions

Slotted Bone Nuts Sizing Sheet

Find the right nut size for your guitar.

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5.0

Slotted Nut

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Verified Buyer


I was a little apprehensive due to the cost vs a nut blank, but I have not regrets. A huge time saver and it looks great. Some slight slot adjustments with the file and it was done. I am very happy with the Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut and will buy it again.

5.0

Unless you are really into nuts (tho not a squirrel) save your time.

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Verified Buyer


I'm building the OM Woodstax kit. So, maybe I'd have gotten the nut done right, slotting it and the whole bit. But I bought this and after all the time spent so far, I don't mind skipping this step and getting it right.

5.0

Saved effort and mistakes

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Verified Buyer


I'm building the OM Woodstax kit. So, maybe I'd have gotten the nut done right, slotting it and the whole bit. But I bought this and after all the time spent so far, I don't mind skipping this step and getting it right.

5.0

Perfect for My Needs

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Verified Buyer


Perfect nut for my strat without having to start from a blank. Since the nut was already slotted for the strings, it eliminated having to lay those out accurately. And being a 9.5" radius on the bottom to match my fretboard, it was the perfect starting point to sand it down to obtain the correct string heights. Sounds great, looks great on my 60's vintage.

4.0

Slotted Unbleached Bone Nut

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Verified Buyer


Wanted to raise the action slightly on a Gibson to set it up for slide. The good: the replacement nut was just right dimensionally, only needed some minor fitting. String spacing was good, and allowed me to raise the strings ~1.5mm. The bad (and the ugly): the piece of bone itself is ugly. I realize this is unbleached bone, but this one has a dark porous fracture across it's length. Installed and works fine, just not very pretty.

5.0

Martin Unbleached Pre-Slotted Bone Nut

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Verified Buyer


Bone nut arrived in good packaging. While waiting for shipment to arrive,
I found a old one that I configured from another bone nut. If that don't work,
then I will try the Martin which is pre-configured for my neck width as purchased.
I have purchased many tools from StewMac, Wiring etc, and have been satisfied.
I trust StewMac to get my luthier jobs completed without much fuss as they have
taken alot of the brain work needed already. Thanks to Stewmac team, I am smiling.

5.0

Where else on earth could I have found this item.  StwMac is the best!

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Verified Buyer


Where else on earth could I have found this item. StwMac is the best!

5.0

Time saver

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Verified Buyer


After having made several nuts from pipe bones, I decided to save some time with this pre-shaped nut.
The quality of bone is very good, and I didn't need to remove too much material to get a perfect fit. Having the string spacing already done was another time saver. The cost seems a little high IMHO, when you add shipping,
but if you've made nuts from raw bone, you know how long it takes just to get from a tubular section of bone to a flat, square, even thickness blank. I think the price was well worth the time saved.

5.0

Perfect fit

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Verified Buyer


Not much filing needed and the sound is much better than with the platic nut.

5.0

Replace Plastic Nut on Ibanez AS120

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Verified Buyer


I replaced the plastic nut on my Ibanez AS120 and it works perfectly. Sounds Great!

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