Grover’s Perfect Guitar Nut Height Extender takes your existing guitar and adds slide steel sound and playability by raising string action by 3/8″.
Just install the Perfect extender over your existing nut, replace the strings, grab a slide, and go! You’ll have so much fun discovering the new sounds you get out of your favorite guitars, you’ll love them even more.
And since it’s a temporary installation, you can move it back and forth between your electric solid body guitars and your acoustic guitars for even more tonal variety.
- Converts any guitar for lap steel playing
- Fits over the existing nut to raise action
- Will not throw your guitar out of tune
- Sturdy die-cast zinc construction
- Raises string action by 3/8″
I had an old Gibson Explorer style electric guitar laying around that had a few frets that were buzzing. Instead of having fretwork done on it, I decided to use it for a lap steel guitar. So I ordered the perfect guitar nut after reading a review for another one that said the Grover was better. As soon as I got it, I put it on the guitar and it works great. I have been anting to play around with laptop steel guitar but didn’t want to buy a lap steel guitar. being able to use an old guitar that was just laying around saved ,e a good sum of money. I was really surprised at how high this raised the strings up from the fretboard. It works great and it is dirt cheap. Now all I have to do is learn how to play lap steel guitar. that’s the hard part. Setting the guitar up to do it is the easy part.
I own a old (circa 1935) Bel-Tone resonator guitar that I bought at a flea market for $5. The neck is too bowed for fretting, but the string height isn’t high enough for sliding. I decided to give this Grover nut a try. It works PERFECTLY as the product name implies. Installation was a snap. All I had to do was detune the strings, slip the Grover nut into place and retune. Now the string height is just right for playing the guitar as a lap steel. The Grover nut is a few millimeters wider than the original nut, but that is good because the string spacing at the nut is now exactly the same as the bridge, which is important for steel playing. I am very, very happy with the result!
This was really easy to install, since it only required me to loosen my strings to the point that I could slide it under them. I did notice that it was a little wider than my fretboard, and did hang over the edges a little, but that isn’t an issue to me. I’ve been playing around with my new converted slide guitar and it’s been pretty fun.
Because it is easy to remove/add, I’m looking forward to having the ability to take it off of my acoustic and put it onto my electric whenever I feel like it. It does what it’s supposed to, and it is solidly built. I’m not sure what else I’d be looking for in this kind of product. I can’t speak to the slot sizes on this nut, but I haven’t had any issues playing with the one I ordered, so it worked out for me. I’d recommend this product if you’re looking for a cheap and effective way to convert over to slide guitar.