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Convert any guitar to a slide machine!

Use the Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut with a Stevens Steel Bar or other steel bar to convert any guitar for squareneck-style play. Fits over existing nut. Easy to install.

(See recommended accessories on this page for the Stevens Steel Bar)


With a few easy steps you can be playing some great slide! Call or click to order today!

 
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Golden GateResonator Guitar Extension Nut
 
3.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Slide conversion gives new life to an old guitar!

    I have a 15yr old acoustic that sounds great, but has warping issues that cannot be resolved. I put the Golden Gate Resonator Nut Extension on and it raised the string height about...Read complete review

    I have a 15yr old acoustic that sounds great, but has warping issues that cannot be resolved. I put the Golden Gate Resonator Nut Extension on and it raised the string height about 1/8" - 1/4" above normal. Now it's really great for playing slide!! 3 pieces of advice: 1. The string spread is a bit wide because it's meant for a resonator guitar, so the strings may be wider at the nut than is normal for your guitar. But you won't be fretting anyway, so it's no big deal. 2. Investing in a flat bridge blank (or sanding flat the existing one) for the saddle will help you when sliding higher up above the 12th fret... depending on the curve your existing bridge has. Wasn't really an issue for me. 3. If it doesn't quite work for the guitar you need it for, hang on to it, you'll use it eventually, especially becasue it's not permanent. I would have never really been able to use my guitar again for performance or recording, and now I can! It seriously felt like getting a new guitar for the cost of the nut extension and a new set of strings. I can't argue with that.

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    Works OK

    This is a great idea. You can play slide on any guitar without fretting-out all over the place. It's drawbacks: The string spacing is so wide, that my high and low Es are...Read complete review

    This is a great idea. You can play slide on any guitar without fretting-out all over the place. It's drawbacks: The string spacing is so wide, that my high and low Es are off the neck. This nut will slip around from left to right when resting on a plastic truss rod cover thus putting you out of tune. I ended up epoxying a rubber band to the bottom of it. That fixed it. I use it quite often when recording slide guitar both acoustic and electric. Since it has no competitors, I'd recommend buying it.

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    4.0

    Works for me

    By BH

    from Windsor Ca.

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • I'm New To Resonator And

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

      I'm new to resonator and to slide. I also like playing my round neck reso in standard tuning and configuration. This device allows me to do both with minimal adjustment. Just loosen the strings and slide it in place, retune, and ready to go.

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      4.0

      Does the job!

      By Bobbo

      from Hinesville, Georgia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

        I have played guitar since the age of 14 (I'm 66 now) and have always wanted to try my hands at a lap steel guitar.

        Arthritis seems to be taking away some of my playing ability so I have been thinking about alternatives to the guitar.

        A couple of years ago, I drove by a home that had a pile of things that they were throwing away. I noticed a guitar sitting in the items. Curiosity led me to check it out. It turned out to be a Rogue acoustic guitar. Knowing this was about as basic and cheap as a guitar could be, for whatever reason, I decided to take it with me. Well, it has no tone to speak of, but boy, acoustically, this thing is loud! So I kept it tuned to open G and occasionally would pick it up and pick around on it.

        Since I have always liked the sound of pedal steel guitar, I decided to buy the raised nut, and slap it on the cheap, but loud, guitar. I ordered lap steel strings at the same time. So I changed out the strings, put on the raised nut, and found a YouTube video to learn C6 tuning and a few fingering positions to get me started. It was love as first sound! For the price of the nut, strings, and a slide
        I discovered a brand new way to keep the arthritic hands from taking me away from guitar.

        Without a doubt, I will be purchasing a lap steel in the near future!

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Dano Dave

        from Broussard, LA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Wider Than A Standard Nut

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

        The Golden Gate nut extension works exactly as advertised. It converts any guitar into a slide friendly instrument, raising the strings to a perfect height for slide. It takes just a few minutes to loosen the strings, place the Golden Gate over the existing nut, and then retuning. The extra width of the nut extension does not impede playability and doesn't get in the way at all.

        It is lightweight, will fit in any gig bag or case for on the fly switchovers, and is well made.

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        5.0

        Workable Product!

        By Stringbender

        from Tennessee!

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

          I read a lot of reviews on this Product, about it being to wide for the Guitars they were being installed on. Yes it is wide, but it makes no difference at all in what it does to the function of the playing, after all, Remember you are not using the Frets anymore, you are using a slide, or tone bar. the fretboard is no longer a factor in the Playing. This is a great product, made well and does what it is intended to do. Try it Open your mind not your Eyes and everything will be fine.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Dad's Friend from Musicians' Friend

          from Tennessee

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

              My dad has severe arthritis and was having trouble playing the guitar in the regular manner other guitar players could so I purchased this from MF and he is able to play the guitar again. He has smiled for days now. Great product! Thanks MF!

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              1.0

              Disappointed

              By PD

              from The Kansas prairie

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                  I can't imagine a guitar fingerboard wide enought for this to fit on; a classical neck, maybe, but who would ever set up a classical guitar for slide? It's way too wide for the neck on any guitar I own. I'll keep it; it's not worth the shipping to send it back. But I doubt it will ever be used.

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                  5.0

                  Great Way to Play Slide Guitar

                  By Guitariste

                  from Florida

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Convert An Old Guitar

                    Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                    I used the guitar extension nut on a classical guitar and it fit just right. It converted my old guitar into a slide guitar.

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                    3.0

                    Works OK

                    By Nick-Q8Wc2

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Functional

                    Cons

                    • Could Be More Practicable

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording

                    Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                    This is a great idea. You can play slide on any guitar without fretting-out all over the place. It's drawbacks: The string spacing is so wide, that my high and low Es are off the neck. This nut will slip around from left to right when resting on a plastic truss rod cover thus putting you out of tune. I ended up epoxying a rubber band to the bottom of it. That fixed it. I use it quite often when recording slide guitar both acoustic and electric. Since it has no competitors, I'd recommend buying it.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Reso. guitar ext. nut

                    Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                    It is not usable for what it is advertized unles you have a 2 inch wide neck and then for slide work only. They need to go back to the drawing board and scale this thing down and make it to fit the nut.
                    This product needs to go back to the drawing board. It is way too big. It doesn't realy fit the nut. It is 1-11/16 wide and spaces the strings past the sides of the neck. I doesn't realy ride the nut, but setts mainly on the headstock and fret board. It raises the strings way too high to do any finger and slide work. This would be more like a lap steel.
                    Cheaply stamped out.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Slide conversion gives new life to an old guitar!

                    By Bill Larson

                    from Arizona

                    Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                    Bought the nut and steel guitar strings to convert an old acoustic guitar to a slide guitar. Tricky fitting the nut to a fast neck, but applying tension evenly to the strings worked out fine even with the nut being wider than the guitar neck. Love the sound I get from this slide guitar now.

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