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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

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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
 
3.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • 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

 

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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5.0

Does the job!

By 

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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works for me

      By 

      from Windsor

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      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.

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Does the job!

        By 

        from Hinesville, Georgia

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By 

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Workable Product!

          By 

          from Tennessee!

          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.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By 

            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!

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disappointed

                By 

                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 

                    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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Works OK

                      By 

                      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 5 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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