ZB-11 Unslotted Replacement Nut for Guitars

$34.99

Material

Slots

The Zero Glide Replacement Nut System borrows the "zero fret" concept to reduce string contact in the nut by up to 93%, increasing tuning stability, playability, and open string tone. It only takes a few minutes to install with absolutely no permanent alteration to your instrument. For 12 String Guitar (Blank).

Also available in Black Delrin.

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See sizing guide for correct fit.
  • Length: 50.7mm (2")
  • Radius: 16"
  • Production Height: 11.0mm (7/16")
  • End Height: 8mm (5/16")
  • Fingerboard: 8.8mm (11/32")
  • Thickness: 5.9mm (15/64")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
ZB-11 Unslotted Replacement Nut for Guitars
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Reviews

Fixed my problem perfectly!!

Oct 18, 2020

I was having a very hard time finding the right nut replacement for my mandolin. Finally found this one at StewMac. Have never used the zero glide before, but this one works great. Had a good deal of sanding to do for a perfect fit, but it works great and sound is super on my mando. Thanks guys!!

Kenny Comeaux from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Zeros Are Great

Dec 17, 2016

My third build and first time I used the zero fret, made filing the nut slots easier. The sound is markedly clearer than the other bone nuts I've used.

Mark Oestereich from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Gibson AJ

Mar 4, 2017

Had tuning stability and buzzing issues after ten years on my first bone nut. Also have always been bothered by open string vs. fretted string sounds. I play mostly flat picking/crosspicking styles and Travis style picking. The consistency of the note makes both more enjoyable for me. No buzzing lower action smoother tuning smoother playing easier bending etc... Have all been a result. Took me about two hours to get height and width of nut and fret correct. Had to get a smaller get shipped from gold tone and their customer service was the easiest I have ever experienced. Had part in two days and I am satisfied.

Jeremy A Wiggins Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
A Zero Glide should be the ONLY to go on your instrument.

May 3, 2018

I have 3 instruments with a Zero Glide nut that I play regularly on shows and in jam sessions. My Gold Tone OB 150 has one as standard equipment from Gold Tone. Next is my Martin D custom Acoustic and next is my Washburn M3SWK F body mandolin. I did the install on those last 2 instruments. YES, you WILL have to do some fitting. Follow the instructions to the letter on this. YES, you may find it to be a pain but the gain is more than worth it. Once the Zero Glide is installed and once you start playing a few tunes, you will wonder why you have not installed a Zero Glide nut a lot sooner.

No more string binding issues, no more graphite in the slots or any grease either. You don't need that stuff anymore. No need for nut slot files either with a Zero Glide unless you get one un-slotted. You will still have to fit the Zero Glide nut so you can make it a part of your instrument. No getting around that. It is all part of the fun so enjoy the pain and take your time with the fitting. Once that is done, the action at the first fret will be perfect. Your tone will be better. You will get some sustain you haven't had before. The Zero Glide nut should be the ONLY nut to go on your instruments. I like what it does for playability and tone.

Raymond from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Wonderful addition to my old Yamaha FG-180 Red Label guitar

Nov 3, 2023
The installation was not difficult but it did require patience and good workmanship when shaping the Zero Glide. I bought the black version and really like it's understated appearance.
Jim Edgington Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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