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The TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut (PQL-6060-00) is a superior replacement nut for Epiphone guitars.Finally, the breakthrough you've been waiting ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut (PQL-6060-00) is a superior replacement nut for Epiphone guitars.

Finally, the breakthrough you've been waiting for. Now you can have it all - the great tone of TUSQ, classic good looks AND permanent lubrication. If you love the look of a vintage white nut, but you keep going out of tune when you bend strings or use your tremolo, then TUSQ XL is just what you need.

TUSQ XL is designed to boost guitar tone and performance. This precision engineered nut is made with a specially formulated material which couples the strings' vibrations to the neck and brings out the hidden harmonics and richness in every note. It is based on the highly resonant TUSQ man made ivory, but is impregnated with Teflon to improve the tuning performance of the guitar.

If you have an acoustic or vintage guitar, you owe it to yourself to hear the difference a TUSQ replacement guitar nut makes. Compared to standard materials such as bone, Micarta or Corian, you'll hear more harmonics with every note you play when you use TUSQ on your guitar.

TUSQ is a proprietary material that is precision engineered under high pressure and heat. It is specifically formulated to deliver the right frequencies with the optimum transfer rate to the top of your guitar every time. Because of the way TUSQ replacement guitar nut is made, it is a consistent material that is rich in tone and harmonic content.

TUSQ guitar parts have quickly become an important tone performance tool for some of the world's most renowned guitar manufacturers, luthiers and playing professionals. TUSQ nuts and saddles have rich tone and sustain, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and 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 replacement guitar nuts are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body. Acoustic guitars come alive. Electric guitars will get a brighter sound and increased harmonic content.

TUSQ XL offers vintage looks and permanent lubrication.

FEATURES
  • Has a crystal clear-bell like high-end and big open low-end
  • Laboratory-proven to enhance harmonic content (up to 200% over other materials)
  • Engineered for maximum vibration transfer
  • Permanent lubrication
  • Used by the world's finest guitar manufacturers
  • Consistent quality from piece to piece and within each piece
  • No flat or dead spots that can be found in bone or ivory
  • Easy to work with - can be filed and sanded; will not chip or flake

SPECIFICATIONS

TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut

  • Dimensions:
    Thickness: 1/4", (0.242"), (6.14mm)
    Length: 1-3/4", (1.735"), (43.99mm)
    Height: 3/8", (0.366"), (9.19mm)
    E string to E string: 1-3/8", (1.366"), (34.7mm)
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Graph TechTUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut
 
5.0

(based on 25 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (3)

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5.0

Excellent

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from boston MA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

    I agree with all the good things everybody else has said about this product. My understanding is Gibson also uses these now. I can't tell much difference in appearance between these and a bone nut. Bone nuts sound good, plastic so not good, so big difference upgrading from a plastic nut. I just fitted one to an ESP LTD EC-1000 (Excellent guitar). Just a little sanding, which is easy. Among several Gibsons and others, I have 4 ESP guitars, 2 (EC/MH-1000) that came with the Earvana nut, which I have just replaced. The Earvana nut appears to be soft and I have had issues with the "E" string vibrating against the fingerboard. I could not hear that the Earvana nut improved the tuning, obviously easy for me to compare. I'm sure these could be fitted to Gibsons (3/16) too with a little sanding. The only complaint I have is the Sales Rep. could not tell me what the difference is between this "XL" and the non "XL" ??? It says on the package the "XL" have extra length and height to be sanded to size. As far as I can see the "XL" nuts I got, measure the same as the dimensions on the WEB, which are the same for both products ???

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    5.0

    I would buy again

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    from Pa

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

      With a small amount of sanding, it fit the guitar like the original

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      5.0

      As advertised

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      from Walnut Grove, Al.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

        Really improved over all sound.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Slippery

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        from Pittsburgh, Pa.

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        Pros

        • Easy To File And Shape
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Stable tuning

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

            I recently used one of these on a new Epiphone Casino that a couple of the strings were binding at the nut, making the guitar a little difficult to tune. After installing this, all problems gone.

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            5.0

            No Suprises

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            from Kentucky

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            Pros

            • 5 Minute Installation
            • No Adjustment Necessary

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                I had to repair my Alvarez accoutic that I had re-strung left handed for my son. I had enlarged the slots for the new string order (now high to low). When I returned the guitar to right handed configuration the high strings sat too low. This nut slipped right into place and the string slots were the right height. If I really wanted to tweak the action I could probably get them to sit a bit lower in that they are a smidge too high right now.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great

                By 

                from Ohio

                About Me Novice

                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                It took a lot of sanding but worked well.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Replace plastic nut

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                from Mustang, Oklahoma

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                  Inexpensive replacement with built in lubrication for factory plastic nut.

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                  5.0

                  Best money you can spend

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                  from Thomasville, GA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                    This nut will make your guitar come alive. you will hear things you have never heard before. Improved harmonic response more volume and a richer sound. Good for resetting nut height.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent value for a great improvement

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                    from Nashville

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                        This is a great nut a great improvement over the Epiphone nut and easy to install. The most difficult thing for me is actually removing the old nut.

                        This is my second Tusq XL and I am ordering another one for my Dobro.

                        I have bone nuts on other guitars but this product wins and for a fraction of the price.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Solid piece and easy to work with

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                        from Indianapolis, In

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ XL 1/4" Epiphone Slotted Nut:

                            I just bought a guitar off a friend because he didn't want to fix it. All that was wrong was that the nut had chipped off one of the corners and allowed the E string to slide out of position. I ordered the new one and once it got here all I had to do was remove a little material from each end to get it down to 1.63" and take 0.06" off of the bottom to get it down to the right dimensions prior to install. Once I clamped it into place and get it set, the sound that now came out was a much richer tone and sound that I don't know why anyone would have wanted to get rid of the guitar in the first place. This was well worth the small investment and I look forward to many years of enjoyment!

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