ZS-24 Slotted Replacement Nut for Resonator Guitars

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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 Resonator Guitars & Lap Steels.

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See sizing guide for correct fit.
  • Length: 48mm (1 57/64")
  • Radius: FLAT
  • Production Height: 22.5mm (57/64")
  • End Height: 22.5mm (57/64")
  • Thickness: 4.3mm (11/64")
  • Fret Sizes: M (.039")
  • String Spacing: 42.5mm (1-43/64")
  • String Gauges: .056", .046", .036", .028", .018", .016"

Reviews

Good stuff

May 15, 2017

I m impressed with this. Easy to install. I m not a luthiar but I have refretted a few guitars and made some nuts and saddles. This is a pretty incredible system. I was going to cut a new nut for an acoustic guitar I just bought. I tested it and it was not sliding perfectly through the nut even though there was no ping while tuning. The way I test a nut is to strike a note then smack the string between the nut and the machine heads. behind the nut I put a tuner on the head stock so I can watch the note go up and come back. It simulates a good bend and you can watch the quality of the nut you have on the guitar. Most guitars will stick at about 6 to 10 cents above the tuned note unless you have a really well cut nut. At least the wound strings will....steel strings will usually drop back to the tuned note if the nut is decent . The nut I had on this guitar was pretty good....no pings while tuning yet it would still catch occasionally which effected tuning.

David Kennedy
Worth The Effort

May 15, 2016

An inexperienced guitar tech worked on the nut of my Guild M75 Aristocrat electric and I ended up with a "sitar" sound on my high E string and a dead G string and bad intonation. A friend recommended Zero Glide and that company recommended this particular nut.

Installation was not particularly difficult for a handy guy, but took two hours and involved sanding nearly 1/8 inch off the bottom of the new nut and 1/16th plus off each side while being careful to keep it even. The video on the company website helps. Once fitted correctly you decide how big of a 'zero fret' you want. There are four of different sizes in the package. I tried them all and found that the smaller ones provide very low action at the nut (which is nice), but require a higher action up the neck to clear the first fret where the strings can rattle. I ended up using the largest fret provided as it allowed me low action where I need it. Once you have it figured out you trim the zero fret to length and glue it

WAL from Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
glue it

Jun 23, 2017

I've used this for over a month and I'm more happy now than when I first installed it. The intonation on my acoustic is better than it ever was...you can fine tune the saddle almost dead on for intonation. One suggestion.....be sure to glue in the zero fret with a few drops of glue once you get the guitar right. I was working on my guitar on and off for a month and didn't glue in the zero fret. I was taking the strings on and off. Every time you reinstall the zero fret it will be in a slightly different place. String against fret will cause a slightly different indentation in the zero fret. You want the string to stay in the same spot on the zero fret.

David S Kennedy Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
This Fixed It

Nov 3, 2023
The G string on my Epiphone Dot was bound up in the nut and always pinging loose when trying to tune it. It would suddenly be sharp then suddenly flat etc. I installed a Zero Glide on her her and problem solved. Not only that but it has also improved tone. Honestly I was just trying to do a quick fix in order to sell her but the new life in her changed my mind.
Gene Molloy Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
The Offset Tang On The Fret Is The Key

Oct 15, 2016

I bought the mandolin version and fitted it to my Gibson. There's a lot of extra material to remove, but the result was great. Easier tuning (the old nut had tight slots for the A strings), better intonation. Later I used one of the extra frets in the package to fix a tenor guitar. For that, I simply filed the necessary ledges in the existing nut and widened the string slots. It would be nice if Stew-Mac would also sell the offset tang frets separately, for retrofitting to an existing nut.

Ross from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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