ZS-5 Slotted Replacement Nut for Guitars (Common on Taylor)

$34.99

Material

Hand

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 Taylor Style Guitar.

Also available in Black Delrin.

Note: May not fit specific models. Check the sizing guide to be sure.

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See sizing guide for correct fit.
  • Length: 45.8mm (1-51/64")
  • Radius: 16"
  • Production Height: 9.5mm (3/8")
  • End Height: 8.85mm (11/32")
  • Fingerboard: 7.3mm (9/32")
  • Thickness: 5.9mm (15/64")
  • Fret Sizes: L, M, H, J (.035", .039", .043", .051")
  • String Spacing: 35.7mm (1-13/32")
  • String Gauges: .056", .046", .036", .026", .018", .014"
ZS-5 Slotted Replacement Nut for Guitars (Common on Taylor)
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Reviews

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
Great Idea And Product

Jul 6, 2015

This is one of those things that you ask yourself why has no one thought of this before, but it likely would have been very difficult to produce on a volume scale without CNC machines.......I put the ZB4 on a Washburn parlor guitar and was amazed at the difference in tone clarity, sustain and definition as well as tuning stability and the lowest possible action.........What more could you ask for for one single mod??.....Zero Glide makes several different sizes etc to fit just about any guitar, so be sure you get the right model for your instrument. The unslotted ZB4 requires slotting, so it does require some skill and proper files. I would recommend letting a tech install if you have no experience or tools. I do predict that some of the major instrument makers will be using this in the near future. Why did'nt I think of this. JB/Texas

Amazon Customer from Review pulled from Amazons Zero Glide Product Page
great nuts.

Jan 15, 2018

I put this on one guitar i built and promptly bought another for another guitar. Awesome product. Use them!

Craig from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
3rd Zero Glide for me

Nov 3, 2023
I've had 3 Zero Glides installed for me on a couple of banjos had a luthier mess up one of them unfortunately and eventually had to get a new one installed by another luthier. To me the sound on the open strings is clearer and cleaner sounding than with a plain bone nut. And the strings never bind in the nut slots when I'm tuning them.
Tim G Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Acoustic Glide Nut

Oct 7, 2016

I installed this on an old Alvarez acoustic that used to belong to my Dad. The strings had started to buzz badly and the bridge height was maxed out so I knew it must be the nut. Took about an hour to cut down the new nut and shape with the Drexel tool; sided/polished the frets and installed glide nut with the tallest feet wire. Worked like a charm and no more buzzing. Even lowed the bridge down to a reasonable height as well. Great product and easy to install.

Jan Scallan from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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