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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!

$18.04

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24 or more $13.35
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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!

$18.04

12 or more $15.51
24 or more $13.35
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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!

$18.04

12 or more $15.51
24 or more $13.35
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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
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$18.04

12 or more $15.51
24 or more $13.35
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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
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$18.60

12 or more $16.00
24 or more $13.76
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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
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$18.60

12 or more $16.00
24 or more $13.76
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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!

$18.72

12 or more $16.10
24 or more $13.85
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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!

$18.72

12 or more $16.10
24 or more $13.85
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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!

$18.72

12 or more $16.10
24 or more $13.85
+
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!

$18.72

12 or more $16.10
24 or more $13.85
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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 Unbleached Bone Nut

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Verified Buyer


Easy to select on your website from the given dimensions, easy to install, and worked very well, thank you

5.0

New nut for old Gibson

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Verified Buyer


Put this on my 72 sg deluxe. String spacing perfect for older narrow necks

5.0

Fit's the Harmony 162 and 165 nicely

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Verified Buyer


I have cut loads of top nuts and have messed up just as many. Finding a top nut that is already cut and sized for a 1 3/4 neck is great. Not to mention bone sounds and looks great.

3.0

6023-vs nut looks great

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Verified Buyer


I bought this for a Alvarez md60ebg that already had a bone nut and sounds amazing but I wanted more string spread at nut that this nut provided. Checked all measurements and thought this would fit. I am not a luthier or machinist and didn't fully understand the (18"(457.20mm) top radius measurement. In layman terms that means the height measurement (8.59mm) is the center of the nut (highest point). The low E end worked fine but the high E end tapered to about 7.60mm. That would have good information for a novice like myself. That has the B & E sitting on first fret. Had to add shims just to try the string spread and it's perfect for a 1 3/4" neck and sounds good too. Just wish it had been taller.

5.0

Good

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Verified Buyer


Good

5.0

Great looking and sounding

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Verified Buyer


Saves some time and measuring for cutting the nut slots.

3.0

The slots could have been cut a little deeper

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Verified Buyer


I bought this because I didn't want to invest in slot files but I'm going to have to buy at least one because the slots in the bone nut I bought are barely discernible and I'm afraid they will not hold the strings in place.

4.0

A Good Nut

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Verified Buyer


The measuring guide was very useful. In my case the guitar model did not match any nut by brand, and I matched one of the Gibson nuts to a Fender Starcaster acoustic, all by printing and using the PDF guide. It was not a perfect fit (headstock groove slightly wider than the nut), but OK for this old cheap guitar.
When sanding the bottom of the nut to lower string height, as the nut warmed on the belt sander it "sweated" and smelled like, well, like these things smell. So IMHO the nut maybe could have been dried out more, but I really don't care.
The guitar sounded better to me!
Good nut.

5.0

Slotted Unbleached bone nut

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Verified Buyer


The bone is quality. I had a spare tusq nut handy but wanted to try the bone nut on my Martin D1. The tusq nut width replacement slid right into slot but I had to sand the bone nut just a little to fit into slot. I also, of course, sanded to fit the height also My Martin just rings now nice and clear. Very Satisfied.

5.0

Fit like a glove

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Verified Buyer


I ordered the 6012-VS. it fit my “outside” guitar, Eterna, perfectly. My luthier skills are limited to changing strings but I will try my hand at rounding the edges a bit.
Thanks StewMac
Next up is replacing the nut on a Yamaha acoustic/electric 12 string.

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