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How's your Fender nut? Graph Tech's latest option could be the self-lubricating answer to your woes

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Nuts matter – your guitar's resonance, action and tuning depend on them. And not all nuts are made equally, which is why Graph Tech's range of self-lubriacting nuts offers a way for players to improve or replace worn or unsuitable parts. The company has a vast range of options for acoustic and electric guitar, but if you're specifically a player of of vintage spec Fenders or lucky enough to own a vintage original, its got good news for you. 

Its new TUSQ XL Slotted six-string nuts have been specifically designed for original Fender guitars and re-issues made in the 1950’s, '60s and '70s, featuring a 7.25” fingerboard radius. These 'precision engineered' nuts are constructed with Graph Tech’s TUSQ man-made ivory.

They can be sanded down easily to match the height of your original, though we'd recommend handing the job to a pro where possible because the nut is so important to the playability and sound of your guitar. 

Graph Tech TUSQ XL Slotted Nut 6 String 7.5" Radius. Black TUSQ finish: £12.29. rrp.

The Graph Tech TUSQ XL Slotted Nut Six-String 7.5" Radius is available in White (£13.49 RRP) and Black (£12.29). 

More info on the full range at Graph Tech (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.