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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 ...Read More

Available 05-10-2016

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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 over existing nut. Easy to install.

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

Convert any guitar to a slide machine!


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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

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

 

Had to tweak it but works OK now

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...Read complete review

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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Did not work for me

By Wingman

from OK

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Had to tweak it but works OK now

    By richmondscribe

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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.

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      5.0

      Does the job!

      By Magicfunk

      from Ga

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Does the job!

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            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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Workable Product!

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              By Stringtight

              from Winchester, Tn.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              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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                (4 of 4 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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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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