TUSQ DELIVERS THE OPTIMUM FREQUENCIES FROM THE STRINGS TO THE GUITAR TOP, PRODUCING RICHER AND FULLER TONE.
Guitar makers and players agree... guitars come alive with TUSQ man-made ivory. TUSQ is simply more efficient at transferring vibrations to your guitar top, resulting in big open lows and clear bell like highs.
Bone and Ivory nuts and saddles have one inherent problem - they're made from animals, and therefore are inconsistent in their growth causing soft or dead spots because of their natural grain. TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins are precision engineered under high pressure and heat, specifically to govern which frequencies are transferred to your guitar top (tone), and which frequencies remain in the strings (sustain). TUSQ is made from 100% organic polymers, contains no oil or animal by-products and is consistent from piece to piece, and within each piece. TUSQ offers you harmonically rich tones without the problems associated with natural materials.
HOW DOES IT SOUND?
TUSQ delivers a rich tone, crystal clear bell like high end with big open lows and asignificant increase in harmonic content and harmonic sustain. Increased harmonics equals more richness and character in your tone. Its the difference between a four piece choir and a twelve piece choir singing every time your play a note.
WHY CHANGE YOUR NUT?
No matter what type of stringed instrument you have, the nut is one of the most important parts of the overall performance, playability and tone of your instrument.
The effect of upgrading this small part will have an amazing effect on the health of your instrument.
When nuts are worn out or poorly constructed, problems such as string buzz, fretting out and tuning performance are just a matter of time.
Graph Tech precision molds and engineers its nuts to create the most consistent tone and string balance, as well as precise string spacing to create the perfect piece for your instrument.
We'll Change The Way You Play!
WHAT IS AVAILABLE?
Almost all of the work is done, all that is needed is final fit for length, height and thickness.
Nut blanks have some shaping done but slots slots will have to be cut as well as final fit for length, height and thickness
Nut slabs are simply a block of material that can be used to make the entire nut (or anything else) from scratch.
*Our nuts are engineered to accept string sets between 9-42 to 11-49 gauges on all electric nuts, 10-47 to 12-53 on acoustic nuts, and 40-95 to 50-105 on bass nuts, all without modification. Our materials can easily be modified to accept larger gauge sets with appropriate files.
Know your guitar's make & model? Check out
FIND YOUR NUT SIZE
Measure your nuts length, thickness and height (highest portion).
CHOOSE YOUR NUT MATERIAL
Graph Tech has created specific materials so you can get the most our of your instrument.
Whether you have an electric guitar or bass, acoustic, ukulele or mandolin, we have options for you.
TUSQ produces more harmonics in the mid and upper range of the guitars. TUSQ nuts have harmonically rich tone, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone or other natural materials. Bone and Ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ has been designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the strings to the guitars body.
GUITAR / BASS / BLANKS / CLASSICAL / UKE / MANDOLIN