Here’s something  new we doing around the shop: we’re making nuts out of water buffalo horn.

Water buffalo horn is as hard as bone, but it’s jet black with dark grey striations.  It polishes up to a mirror shine – we think it looks pretty sweet.  We just started using this material around the shop, and this Epiphone Les Paul was the first guitar to get a horn nut.   It looks badass, sounds just like bone, and allows the strings to slip through the nut slots without binding or pinging.  This would be a great material for replacing graphite, black plastic, and ebony nuts.  Very, very cool.

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