ZB-13 Unslotted Replacement Nut for Classical Guitars

$34.99

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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 Classical Guitar (Blank).

See the Classical Guitar DelCamp review of the Classical Zero Glide nut.

Also available in Black Delrin.

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See sizing guide for correct fit.
  • Length: 52.5mm (2-1/16")
  • Radius: FLAT
  • Production Height: 11.0mm (7/16")
  • End Height: 11.0mm (7/16")
  • Fingerboard: 8mm (5/16")
  • Thickness: 5.4mm (7/32")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
  • Special Notes: Unslotted Version of ZS-13
ZB-13 Unslotted Replacement Nut for Classical Guitars
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Reviews

Low Action, High Satisfaction!

Jul 8, 2016

My old nut was too high. And I didn't want to buy 6 nut files. This Zero glide was much, MUCH cheaper, and it was an easy instal. I taped some 400 grit sandpaper to a plank I had laying around. Sand sand sand, check the fit, repeat. I tried each fret it came with and chose the jumbo. I consider this a major upgrade to my home built super strat.

Jacob Mitchell from Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
An Excellent Product!

Apr 30, 2016

I bought two of these, one Gibson-style and one Fender-style for two of my favorite project guitars, an Epiphone LPX and my Jazz-O-Caster parts guitar. The Gibson was a near drop-in, needing only some trimming and shaping for a perfect fit. The Fender was slightly more challenging, as the neck on the Jazz-O-Caster never saw the inside of any Fender-approved factory! It required a 1/32" shim underneath for a proper fit, and some sanding to make room for the tang. There was a marked increase in the brightness of tone for both instruments, as well as improved intonation. This is MUCH easier than installing a traditional nut, and nearly foolproof IF you follow the instructions. Thanks, Stewart-Macdonald, for stocking such a well-engineered product.

John from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
I nutted

Aug 28, 2022
I bought one for my generic mass produced bass don't get me wrong It's an awesome bass . I recently had It refretted with jumbo gold bell brass frets and It's regular plastic nut started to feel off. I did a little search on web and came upto this products. I combined It with my leftover gold fret wire and boom I Nutted Finally after years of trying to prevent using open strings on my bass I can enjoy that low open string notes sustaining to eternity. 100 recommended and If you ever get a custom made instrument insist on the 0 fret option. You can try different gauge strings without worrying about nut slot shapes and widths.
Wesley Warren Jr. Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
AWESOME FIX FOR PROBLEM GUITAR

Feb 24, 2018

i HAVE ONE O TFHE NICER IMPORT JOHNSON ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC CUTAWAY GUITARS . SOLID SPRUCE TOP. INDIAN ROSEWOOD BACK AND SIDES. SOMETIME BACK I WAS ADJUSTING THE TRUSS ROD AND THE END BROKE OFF. LUCKILY THE ACTION WASN'T TERRIBLE. THE REAL PROBLEM I WAS HAVING WAS WHEN I PLAYED AT CHURCH I SWITCH BACK AND FORTH FROM CAPO TO NO CAPO DEPENDING ON THE SONG CHOSEN. WHEN I TUNED MY GUITAR STANDARD IT WAS FINE AND SOUNDED PRETTY GOOD BUT WHEN I USED THE CAPO THE GUITAR WOULD BE SLIGHTLY OUT OF TUNE. i JUST HAPPENED ACROSS TE ZERO GLIDE AND FIGURED I HAD NOTHING TO LOSE SINCE I COULD RETURN THE NUT BACK TO ORIGINAL WITH NO PROBLEM. I GOT THE CORRECT NUT BY USING THE STRING GUIDE PRINT OUT. TOOK MY TIME FOLLOWED VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS AND MADE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS UNTIL I WAS DONE. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW PLEASED I AM. NO MORE OUT OF TUNE WITH CAPO. CONSISTENT BRIGHTER SOUND AND MUCH BETTER ACTION. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE I AM EVEN THINKING OF PUTTING ONE ON MY 1963 GIBSON LG1 SINCE THERE IS NO PERMANENT CHANGE TO THE GUITAR. THANKS ZERO GLIDE

Andy W. Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Zero Glide ZS-17F

Jul 7, 2017

I purchased a '97 Squier Vista MusicMaster Bass locally. The stock plastic nut needed replacing or filing. I had already pulled the nut off of the MusicMaster and had all measurements noted before replacing the stock nut temporarily. The Zero Glide ZS-17F Precision Bass Precision Bass model specs matched up with the MusicMaster specs. Cool. After my Zero Glide arrived I pulled the stock nut and lightly sanded the nut slot on the fretboard with fine sandpaper to remove any debris or adhesive residue used on the stock nut. Next I slid the Zero Glide nut onto the fretboard. Nice snug fit. The width of the Zero Glide was perfect. My next step was to make sure that the top / flat surface of the nut was flush with the fretboard. This is crucial to allowing the fret to seat correctly on both the fretboard and the zero fret nut. On my MusicMaster this required a very thin shim under the Zero Glide nut. Once the nut was seated properly it was just a matter of selecting which of the fret sizes provided is required for the instrument. In my case this was the longest installation step time-wise. Once you have selected the proper fret, mark the fret and cut with the proper tool. Examine the cut end of the and correct any imperfections due to cutting on the tang of the fret by filing. A small bench top vise with padded jaws and high quality file makes this step a snap. Installation time in my case : - shimming me the nut, less than 10 minutes - selecting the correct fret size, 45 minutes - all filing on the fret ends and top corners of the nut, less than 15 minutes I'm very pleased with the results. The open string notes sound like fretted notes of course, and I was able to achieve noticeably lower action without fret buzz after a setup. I'm especially pleased with the improved note definition of the open E and A strings. I did not check the intonation with the stock nut on the 1st five or so frets before I installed the Zero Glide, but the intonation is fine on the lower frets. My order was processed and shipped promptly and Gold Tone customer service is excellent. Thanks for a great product !

Charlie Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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