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

$34.99

Material

Hand

Slots

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Specifications

  • 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

Great product!!!

Oct 18, 2020

Easy to install. I'll use it on all my new builds.

Lewis Parker from Review pulled from Stew Macs 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
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 nut

Jan 10, 2018

I play fingerstyle guitar. My favorite guitar is a Gretsch 5420 Electromatic . For some reason the designers at Gretsch moved away from the zero fret. When You string up with 10's or 9's I guess it probably doesn't matter much because the first position will be easy with light gauge strings. My touch and style of playing requires .012's. With heavier strings while the 5420 is beautiful to see and hear the first position was challenging to play. I installed the zero glide following the instructions in the package and to my amazing pleasure the 5420 played like my '66 Nashville used to. I couldn't be happier. Thanks to the people that designed this product. The tone is great the tuning is improved and the first position action is second to none.

Ron Carpenter Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page
Love My Zero-Glide Nut

Sep 27, 2016

Love the zero glide nut! It makes my open strings ring longer and clear like a fretted note making chords that incorporate both sound more even. It took almost no time to install on my stratocAster and I'm going to mod my Tele now too.

David Kowalski from Review pulled from Stew Macs Zero Glide Product Page

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