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Guitar Nut Material-What type? Bone/Graphite

James V

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I recently got a Gibson CS-336 that has a crappy plastic nut. It needs to be changed. I am having a hard time keeping the guitar in tune. What type of material do you think is the best? I have used bone on most of my guitars. I have not used graphite. Sonically and keeping guitar in tune, what is the best route?
 

guitarfish

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Check out the Tusq nuts made by Graphtech. They are very high quality, claimed to be "man made ivory". I've replaced 2 plastic nuts with them so far, and replaced a bone nut in a Tele with one, and I've been very happy with them.
 

Tone_Terrific

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Get your plastic nut refiled to ensure no binding, add lube and try again before changing it.
 

NatDeroxL7

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if you are playing THE METAL, I suggest actually filing down and slotting a human tooth, one under each string. It is way hardcore.
 

Aardvark

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I am really curious about this also. How about bone vs Tusq vs graphite vs corian vs ... What's best?
 




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