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Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut

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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
3.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (12)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does the job!

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did not work for me

I have a Dobro brand round neck resonator guitar. The Resonator Guitar Extension Nut is a "One size fits all unit." It is wider than the neck and nut of my...Read complete review

I have a Dobro brand round neck resonator guitar. The Resonator Guitar Extension Nut is a "One size fits all unit." It is wider than the neck and nut of my guitar and the strings would not stay in the grooves when I tuned up to normal pitch. If there were small, medium and large sizes of the extension nut, the correct size could be functional.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
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!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Workable Product!

    By Stringtight

    from Winchester, Tn.

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    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.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Dad's Friend from Musicians' Friend

      from Tennessee

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      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!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Did not work for me

          By Wingman

          from OK

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

            Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

            I have a Dobro brand round neck resonator guitar. The Resonator Guitar Extension Nut is a "One size fits all unit." It is wider than the neck and nut of my guitar and the strings would not stay in the grooves when I tuned up to normal pitch. If there were small, medium and large sizes of the extension nut, the correct size could be functional.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ready to slide!

            By Doc Washboard

            from California

            Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

            This baby does exactly what it promised: it raised the strings of my acoustic up high enough to play slide without worrying about unwanted fretting. The best part: I could do it myself--it just slips in on top of the nut. It was well worth the price.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By Dano Dave

            from Broussard, LA

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            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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Slide conversion gives new life to an old guitar!

            By timothy kadtke

            from Claymont,DE

            Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

            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.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good idea, but...

            By Z

            from FL

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            Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

            Don't be misled by the description. This will not work on "any" guitar. The string spacing is so wide that it has to be positioned at around the 12th fret before it can accomodate the strings - I play the lightest set sold on this site and they have to be FORCED into the channels! It's also got unmilled edges which damage the finish and dig into any part of the guitar they happen to contact. A great idea, really, but the only way I can salvage it is to borrow the tools to file my own string grooves. Otherwise, it might make a good bridge for a cigar box guitar, I guess...

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Had to tweak it but works OK now

            By richmondscribe

            from Richmond, VA

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

              The string slots are stamped into the metal and the one that I received had a low E slot so shallow the string would not stay in. Also, the nut is wider than the guitar fretboard and the excessive width of the nut and the subsequent tension on the E string kept causing it to pop out of the groove. Fortunately I was able to deepen the slot with my trusty Dremel and everything is staying in place now. I use the extension on a cheap guitar that had poor sound quality when played normally. Playing the guitar with a slide definitely improves the tone and makes the guitar more usable for country blues playing. Overall, a decent product.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works for me

              By B.Hall

              from NorCal

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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.

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disappointed

                By PD

                from The Kansas prairie

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                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.

                    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Reso. guitar ext. nut

                    By guitarman

                    from Burns Oregon

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                    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.

                     
                    3.0

                    I didn't like it but it could work for you.

                    By Justin

                    from Everett wa

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                    Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                    For me; it's too wide, it adds a layer of annoying to restringing my instrument. I could have been fine with all that. What I don't like is how much it changed my intonation. I use the frets for a guide for where my slide should be and it take me out of it when I have estimate the distance between the frets and where the note is. I don't use a bar for my slide I bottle neck with my guitar in standard position. All I really wanted was a bit more hight at the nut so this product is not for me. Though if you wanna play with a bar and the guitar facing up and you want to use an existing guitar it would work for that.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again, but I already have one...

                    By jevans

                    from Winter Park, FL

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                      slide guitar

                       
                      1.0

                      buyer beware

                      By Mr. Product

                      from NYC

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                        Its an 1" 3/4 wide. Measure before u buy

                         
                        5.0

                        Looks to big, but is perfect!

                        By Blazey

                        from Vidalia,GA

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                          I love it! I was going to save up and get a slide guitar, but this is low cost and works just as good for me.

                           
                          4.0

                          works very well

                          By sonny

                          from Florida

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                            works for me

                             
                            5.0

                            Does the job!

                            By Magicfunk

                            from Ga

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                            • Functional

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut:

                                Did the job. This combined with some new John Pearse strings made a huge difference for me.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Way to Play Slide Guitar

                                By Guitariste

                                from Florida

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                                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.

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Works OK

                                  By Nick N

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

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                                  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.

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