Finally seat an angled Martin nut without all the guesswork!
Don't ruin the slot with the wrong file—this makes it easy.
Martin angled nut slots can be tough to clean out while still keeping the slot the right shape. The trouble is removing the old nut tends to leave behind little splinters and chunks that get tucked under the peghead overlay. And it's really difficult to hold a normal file at the exact angle needed to keep the slot perfectly flat and clear out the debris. If you're not careful you'll end up with little humps or dives and the nut won't fit right, causing all sorts of problems.
Custom-made for angled slots
This new file shape is a real time-saver! The machine-ground front edge matches the factory Martin nut slot angle, leaving you with a dead flat, perfectly angled surface for the new nut. Each file has a coarse and medium cutting surfaces, with two safe edges. You'll file only the bottom or the walls of the slot, only touching the surface you need to file.
As a bonus, flip the file around and it works great for cleaning the end of the fretboard without altering the bottom of the nut slot itself. This file helps you avoid the whole mess of filing, checking, and then filing some more. With a few quick swipes, your nut slot will be dialed in and ready to go!
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- Custom shape for angled nut slots
- Two cutting edges: coarse and medium
- Two "safe" edges: only file the walls or the bottom as needed
- High quality steel construction
- Rubber handle for precise control
Overall length: 10" (254mm)
Cutting surface length: 5-3/4" (146.05mm)
Cutting surface width: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Safe edge width: 1/8" (3.18mm)
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