The bone nut was easy to install. I sanded the length and depth with a table sander. The instructions are complete and easy to follow. Four zero frets of different sizes are included in the banjo kit--you try the smallest and work your way up until you have no open string buzz. Use medium viscosity cyanoacrylate (available from Stewmac) so you have time to set the nut and fret properly. I'm pleased with the results, improved tone, and hammer-ons and pull-offs are more defined.
I just installed a Zero Glide Nut on my '14 Les Paul Studio. I was having trouble with the traditional *tink* and tuning issues often associated with Gibsons. Initially, I was going to try the new titanium nut made by Gibson but was told that it would not fit my '14 Les Paul. Keep in mind, I have never installed a nut before on a guitar where I needed to remove the old one. I had only fixed broken nuts in the past. I say this because I had a little anxiety when I decided to install the nut myself. The first thing I noticed was how much extra material must be sanded to get a perfect fit. For my application, I had to sand the bottom of the nut as well to get the fret to seat properly against the fret board. This may sound bad, but it is a good thing! It means that the folks at Stew-Mac realize (as I hope you do) that although these are precision instruments, there are many parts that are finished out by hand. The extra material allows for those minor variations and with a little work,
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
I bought this for a Washburn Oscar Schmidt OE-40B archtop guitar, on which the nut had broken when putting on new strings. I always wanted to try a zero-fret nut and was pleasantly surprised at how well it works. Perfect string height and tone.