Graph Tech announces new partnership with Ibanez

PRESS RELEASE: Graph Tech Guitar Labs, the world's largest guitar nut and saddle manufacturer is pleased to announce that they have established a new partnership with Ibanez Guitars. Ibanez is now using Black TUSQ XL nuts on various basses and electric guitar models.

"The reason why we selected BLACK TUSQ XL is to improve tuning performance on our high grade models" says Ozawa Yuki, Product Manager Bass Division.

Black TUSQ XL is designed to boost guitar tone and performance. This precision engineered nut is made witha specially formulated materialwhich couples the strings' vibrations to the neck and brings out hidden harmonics and richness in every note. It is based on the highly resonant TUSQ man made ivory, but is impregnated with Teflon to improve the tuning performance of the guitar.

Other nut materials have a tendency to bind the strings in their slots. Black TUSQ XL's lubrication is impregnated throughout the material. Teflon is the slipperiest substance on earth...500 times more slippery than graphite, sothis ensures the string will never bind at the nut again.

"We are very honored to be able to supply Ibanez with our Black TUSQ XLnuts for great tone and tuning performance" says Dave Dunwoodie, president of Graph Tech.

"Ibanez has always been known as a true front runner in guitar innovation and design. To have Black TUSQ XL called upon to improve tone and tuning for Ibanez is a greattestament to both companies involved in the best in guitar performance."

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