We are proud to announce that all our 2010 model guitars will be exclusively equipped with TUSQ XL Nuts. TUSQ has 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.
- Rich Tone: a crystal clear bell like high end and big open low end.
- Laboratory-proven to enhance harmonic content (up to 200%)
- Engineered for maximum vibration transfer.
- 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
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. Other nut materials have a tendency to bind the strings in their slots. When you are tuning your guitar you might hear the tell tale “ping” of the strings releasing under tension or have difficulty keeping your guitar in tune when using a tremolo or doing string bends. There are many temporary solutions to this problem, but wouldn’t you rather a permanent one? TUSQ XL has Teflon lubrication impregnated all the way through the material (Teflon is the slipperiest substance on earth…500 times more slippery than graphite.), so you never have to worry about string binding at the nut again. Since the Teflon is impregnated right through the material, it doesn’t matter if you sand or file to a different shape, it will keep on working. So go ahead and do massive string bends with the confidence that you will stay in tune.
The highly resonant material couples your strings’ vibration to the neck better than anything else. You will hear more richness from every note, especially on open strings.